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National Disability Strategy – Stage 2 consultations

The National Disability Strategy 2010-2020 (the current Strategy) is Australia’s overarching framework for disability reform and sets out a ten year national plan for improving the lives for Australians with disability, their families and carers. The current Strategy is about creating a more inclusive society that enables Australians with disability to fulfil their potential as equal citizens. It is also the main way Australia implements the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

The Australian Government is leading the development of a new National Disability Strategy (the new Strategy) for beyond 2020. Commonwealth, state, territory and local governments across Australia are working together in consultation with people with disability to develop the new Strategy.

The Department of Social Services is now undertaking the second stage of consultations on the new Strategy.

It is asking for your feedback on governments’ proposals for the next Strategy, as set out in the National Disability Strategy position paper. The proposals include:

  • the vision, outcome areas and guiding principles for the new Strategy
  • a stronger focus on improving community attitudes
  • clearly describing roles and responsibilities of governments and the community
  • regular public reporting that shows whether the key outcomes for people with disability are improving
  • developing targeted action plans to drive better implementation
  • how people with disability can be engaged in the delivery and monitoring of the next Strategy.

Consultations close 30 September 2020 at 5 pm.

Find out more.