The Handicapped Persons Assistance Act 1970 provided subsidies for the training and accommodation of people under the age of 21 with disabilities. This provided much needed funds to hostels for children with disabilities.
Sources used to compile this entry: Alexander, Alison, From tiny acorns mighty oaks grow: the history of Oaks Tasmania, Oak Tasmania, Glenorchy, Tasmania, 96 pp.
Prepared by: Caroline Evans
Created: 20 January 2012, Last modified: 14 October 2015