The ACT government has introduced a bill to protect people with disabilities from violence and neglect through an amendment to the Crimes Act. WWDACT supports the introduction of such offences and increased legal protection for people with disabilities.
We are seeking our members feedback on the bill by July 6th 2020.
Please read this information sheet (please note this is a draft and an updated version will be published as soon as possible) and email your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0468 324 695. An easy English factsheet will be published in the next few days.
If you wish to give feedback directly to the Justice and Community Safety Directorate, you can provide it to JACSLPPCRIMINAL@act.gov.au.
You can also read the bill and explanatory memorandum in full