Australia’s Disability Strategy 2021-2031 which replaces and builds on the previous National Disability Strategy 2010-2020, is Australia’s national disability policy framework. It sets out a plan for governments and stakeholders across Australia to improve the lives of people with disability in Australia over the next ten years.
For the first time, the strategy’s implementation and monitoring will be overseen by a government-appointed council comprising people with disability from the community and disability sector. The strategy has been welcomed by a range of disability representative organisations for the new features it contains to drive action and change over the coming decade.
The following organisations endorsing the new strategy are:
- People with Disabilty Australia (PDWA)
- Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA)
- Children and Young People with Disability Australia (CYDA)
- Australian Federation of Disability Organisations(AFDO)
- First Peoples Disability Network (FPDN)
- National Ethnic Disability Alliance (NDEA)
- Inclusion Australia (IA)
- Disability Advocacy Network Australia (DANA)
These eight organisations say:
“We support the new strategy as a dynamic document for ensuring the people and communities we serve have every opportunity to thrive in their own ways and on their own terms. We also support the provision of a clearer focus on the monitoring and evaluation of the goals that the strategy sets out.”