The Australian Government is leading the development of a new National Disability 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.

Stage 1 Consultations completed
In 2019, around 3,000 people with disability, their families and carers, advocacy organisations, peak bodies and service providers took part in Stage 1 consultation and community engagement around Australia.

Stage 2 Consultations now open
The Department of Social Services is now undertaking the second stage of consultations on the new Strategy.

The Department is asking for your feedback on 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.

The closing date for receiving your suggestions and submissions in 31 October 2020.

Visit the Engage DSS website to contribute.