Disability Services Act 1993 No 3
Current version for 1 January 2014 to date (accessed 28 November 2014 at 15:08)
Part 1Section 4

4   Definitions

In this Act:

approved research or development activity means any of the following activities:

(a)  research with respect to the provision of services for persons in the target group,
(b)  the investigation of the need for services for persons in the target group,
(c)  the initiation of services for persons in the target group,
(d)  the planning of the provision of designated services for persons in the target group,
(e)  the development of proposals for the provision of services for persons in the target group,
(f)  the development or implementation of training programs for:
(i)  persons engaged in the provision of designated services, or
(ii)  the families of, and other persons who provide care for or assistance to, persons in the target group,
(g)  the investigation of outcomes achieved by persons in the target group by the provision of designated services,
(h)  any other activity that is prescribed by the regulations, or that belongs to a class of activities so prescribed, for the purposes of this definition.

designated service means a service that is provided or funded by the Minister and that is prescribed by the regulations, or that belongs to a class of services so prescribed, for the purposes of this definition.

eligible organisation means any of the following persons or bodies:

(a)  a body corporate,
(b)  a local authority constituted by or under an Act,
(c)  a tertiary institution within the meaning of the Employment, Education and Training Act 1988 of the Commonwealth,
(d)  the Commonwealth Government,
(e)  a Minister or an authority of the State or a person exercising functions on behalf of a Minister or such an authority,
(f)  any society, association or body that is prescribed by the regulations, or that belongs to a class of societies, associations or bodies so prescribed, for the purposes of this definition.

exercise of a function includes, where the function is a duty, the performance of the duty.

financial assistance or funding means financial assistance under this Act.

function includes a power, authority and duty.

service includes a service consisting of the supply of goods, whether or not accompanied by the provision of other services.

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