Upholding the rights of people living with disability is the responsibility of the whole community and requires a state-wide response. People with disability should be able to access and participate in all aspects of our society, including using mainstream services and programs.
Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2014–17
The AGD Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2014–17 outlines our commitments to access and inclusion, which are the responsibility of all business units.
The plan has six outcomes:
AGD has three actions which focus on departmental physical work spaces and buildings, and internet and intranet communications. These continual actions, which include new fit-out compliance with the Building Code of Australia, and intranet and internet compliance with World Wide Web Consortium Standards, AGD has achieved to date, will continue to progress throughout and beyond the AGD Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2014–17.
Standard advertising templates have been updated to encourage people with disability to apply.
AGD has also supported several charitable organisations that support people with disability through donations from departmental fundraising activities.
Criminal Law Consolidation (Sexual Offences – Cognitive Impairment) Act 2014 On 30 March 2015, two new sexual offences were introduced in the Criminal Law Consolidation (Sexual Offences – Cognitive Impairment) Act to protect people living with cognitive impairment from sexual exploitation, especially by those in positions of power and authority, while respecting the sexual autonomy of persons living with cognitive impairment.
Statutes Amendment (Vulnerable Witnesses) Act 2015 The Statutes Amendment (Vulnerable Witnesses) Act came into effect on 1 July 2016. The new Act provides enhanced support to vulnerable persons including victims, witnesses and defendants, both in and out of court.
All employees with relevant disability and/or limited mobility has a personal emergency evacuation plan checklist, which is referred to on the induction checklist and in work health and safety for managers training.