Carers Australia welcomes the opportunity to provide a submission to the Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs Inquiry into the Disability Services and Inclusion Bill 2023 [Provisions] and Disability Services and Inclusion (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2023 (the Bill).

Carers Australia supports the introduction of this Bill to replace the Disability Services Act 1986 and will use this submission to speak to the areas of the Bill that have direct relevance to Australian carers of people living with disability.