The National Disability Strategy will guide government activity and future policy initiatives in this important area.
This Discussion Paper sets out why we need a National Disability Strategy and what might be included in such a strategy. It has been prepared to inform people about the Australian Government’s plans to improve support and remove barriers for people with disability, their families and carers, and to ask for ideas about how this can be best achieved.
We would like to hear from people with disability, their families and carers; organisations that represent them or provide services; employers; trade unions; researchers; professionals; philanthropic organisations; artists and indeed anyone with an interest in creating a more socially inclusive Australia for people with disability.
It is intended that the National Disability Strategy will guide government activity and future policy initiatives in this important area. The Strategy will provide an opportunity to make sure decisions relating to disability will be based on sound principles, and have clear goals that will result in plans of action and lasting change and improvements. The development of the Strategy presents an opportunity to influence government policies and initiatives that will follow over the coming years.