Review of implementation of the National Disability Strategy 2010–2020

As part of the development of Australia’s Disability Strategy 2021–2031 (ADS), the Department of Social Services engaged the Social Policy Research Centre of the University of New South Wales (SPRC UNSW) to undertake an independent, targeted review of implementation of the National Disability Strategy 2010–2020 (original Strategy).

The review included a document analysis, including existing government reports and publications and the 2017 Senate Community Affairs References Committee Inquiry into the delivery of outcomes under the original Strategy. As part of the review, SPRC hosted a series of roundtables and interviews in capital cities with state and territory governments and disability sector organisations.

The review found the policy outcome areas of the original Strategy were sound, that involvement of people with disability is important to delivery and that the original Strategy was a strong response to Australia's obligations under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The review also suggested stronger measurable goals and concrete targets would increase the effectiveness of ADS.

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