The introduction of legislation establishing a powerful independent Ageing and Discrimination Commissioner in NSW is a historic occasion for Australia, Premier Gladys Berejiklian says.
The bill, one of the first pieces of legislation to be introduced since the re-election of the Berejiklian government, was introduced on Wednesday.
It comes as the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety continues hearings and after the announcement on April 5 of a Royal Commission into into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.
“The new commissioner will ensure that all people who are ageing, all people with a disability are protected in every sense here in NSW,” Ms Berejiklian told reporters…
SOURCE: Judy Skatssoon. “New Commissioner a ‘historic’ Milestone.” Government News, 10 May, 2019.
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