Ministerial Advisory Council on Disability - Independent adviser to the WA Minister for Disability Services - Keeping government informed

Mandate

The Council derives its mandate as follows:-

State Government

The Ministerial Advisory Council on Disability was established in accordance with Part 3 and Schedule 5 of the Disability Services Act 1993. Council's functions are:

  • advise the Minister, or such other person as the Minister directs, on the development and implementation of policies, services, programs and activities that -
    1. affect people with disabilities;
    2. inform the general public, or any section of it, about people with disabilities and that promote the acceptance by the general public, or any section of it, of the principles in Schedule 1;
  • to recommend to the Minister, or such other person as the Minister directs, ways to improve the standards of services for people with disabilities; and
  • as directed by the Minister from time to time, provided that all such directions by the Minister are tabled in each House of Parliament on the first possible date after their issue.
  • the Council may do all things that are necessary or convenient to be done for, or in connection with, its functions.
  • the Council may request any Western Australian public authority to provide it with information for the purpose of performing its functions and any such request must be complied with in accordance with 23(3) of the Disability Services Act 1993.

The Council's mandate is across Government and is not limited to policies, programs or actions of the Disability Services Commission.

Australian Government

In accordance with the Commonwealth State Territory Disability Agreement (CSTDA) Part 6 (7), the Council assumes the role of a Disability Advisory Councils (DAC).