Disability Services

An Active Life

"The only disability in life is a bad attitude" - Scott Hamilton

People who experience disability, their families and carers deserve access to life-long support and services that meet their individual circumstances.

They should have the opportunity to actively participate in planning and delivery of policies, services and supports in areas such as education, health, housing, mobility, employment and social engagement.

The Greens are actively working to ensure all Western Australians have independence, self-determination and choice in their lives.

Whatever the origin, nature, type or degree of disability, individuals have an inherent right to be shown respect for their human worth and dignity without discrimination and with equality of opportunity.

The Greens believe that people with disabilities have the same human rights as other members of society and should be enabled to exercise those rights and realise their individual capacities for physical, social, emotional, intellectual, cultural and spiritual development.

People with disabilities should be provided with access to services that will support their choices, assist them to be as independent as possible and enable them to participate in all aspects of life.

They have the right to an environment free from neglect, abuse, violence, intimidation and exploitation. 

The Greens are also working towards the introduction of workforce improvements through the provision of adequate training, development and personal support for disability support workers.

Lynn and the Greens support pathways that support school leavers with disability to make the transition from school into meaningful employment, educational and vocational programs or other community-based activities.

Lynn is working for self-determination, social participation and appropriate services for all.

Disability Services

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Goals

  • Improved overall quality of life for people with disability, and their protection from deprivation, hardship and poverty.
  • People with disability to be integrally involved in all levels of decision and policy making, including the planning of services for people with disability.
  • People with disability to be enabled to participate fully in all aspects of life including education, training and employment.
  • An end to discriminatory attitudes and practices at all levels.
Authorised by Lynn MacLaren © 2017

Hon Lynn MacLaren MLC - Member for South Metropolitan Region Legislative Council, Parliament of Western Australia