What you have said!

Between October 2021 and February 2022, Tasmanian individuals, community groups, advocates and other key stakeholders such as Government agencies and statutory authorities were invited to give feedback through a written submission in response to the Review of the Disability Services Act 2011 Discussion Paper or the Review of the Disability Services Act 2011 Discussion Paper – Easy Read

Twelve (12) public submissions and seven (7) inter-agency responses were received.


Submissions are published on this page where the authors have agreed to them being made public. By publishing submissions, the Tasmanian Government expresses no opinion as to the content or accuracy of any of the submissions or other materials to which the submissions may refer.

The Tasmanian Government may choose not to publish all or part of a submission if it considers it inappropriate to do so. The Government recognises that not all individuals or groups are equally placed to access and understand information. We are therefore committed to ensuring Government information is accessible and easily understood by people with diverse communication needs. The Government cannot however take responsibility for the accessibility of documents provided by third parties.

More information can be found in the Publication of Submissions Received by Tasmanian Government Departments in Response to Consultation on Major Policy Matters (PDF).

Submissions Received

Public Submissions

Submission NumberSubmitter (Organisation of Individual)

Individual Submission - (PDF)


TasCOSS (endorsed by Disability Voices Tasmania) - (PDF)


Autism Tasmania - (PDF)


National Disability Services - (PDF)


Carers Tas Australia - (PDF)


Your Say Advocacy Tasmania - (PDF)


Individual Submission - (PDF)


Community Legal Centres Tasmania - (PDF)


Commissioner for Children and Young People - (PDF)


ParaQuad Tasmania - (PDF)


Kingborough Council’s Disability Inclusion & Access Advisory Committee - (PDF)


Equal Opportunity Tasmania - (PDF)


Written inter-agency advice was also received from:

  • Department of State Growth
  • Department of Justice – Tasmanian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (TasCAT)
  • Department of Justice – Consumer Building and Occupational Services (CBOS)
  • Department of Health
  • Department of Premier and Cabinet
  • Department of Education
  • Communities Tasmania – Communities, Sport and Recreation

Review of State Based Authorisation Processes for the use of Restrictive Practices

The review of the Act provides the opportunity to develop a contemporary restrictive practice authorising environment whilst harmonising Tasmanian legislative requirements and definitions of restrictive practices with the NDIS.

An independent analysis of Tasmania’s authorisation processes for the use of restrictive practices has also been undertaken. The outcome of this work will inform Tasmania’s future disability legislation.

A consultation for the Government of Tasmania – Summary Report, provides an outline of the methodology and recommendations. Communities Tasmania’s response to each of the recommendations is outlined in “A consultation for the Government of Tasmania Recommendations – Communities Tasmania Response”.