Consultation period

29 April 2019 - 12:01 am To 5 July 2019 - 11:59 pm

Shaping the future of disability policy for 2020 and beyond – Join the discussion now

This forum has been established to let people have their say on the future of disability policy in Australia for 2020 and beyond.

The current National Disability Strategy 2010-2020 ends next year (the end of 2020). Governments across Australia are working together to develop a new strategy for 2020 and beyond.

There are four key themes for discussion. You are welcome to make comments or pose questions within each theme.

Please ensure your comments are constructive and respectful. Comments that are not in line with our moderation guidelines will be deleted.

It is important not to share personal information on this public forum, especially information that may allow people to identify you or others.

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Discussion topics

Discuss human rights and being equal

  • Self-determination, and choice and control
  • Rights protection, safety and justice
  • Legislation
  • Public awareness
  • Advocacy.

Discuss inclusion in all community life

  • Inclusive and accessible communities
  • Accessible buildings, facilities, transport and services
  • Accessible information
  • Accessible recreation and tourism
  • Recognition and support for specific groups and demographics.

Discuss independence and wellbeing

  • Financial security
  • Employment
  • Lifelong learning and skills
  • Personal support services
  • Health and wellbeing.

Discuss emerging areas

  • Technology, including assistive technology
  • Interaction with NDIS
  • An ageing population
  • Entrepreneurship and microenterprise – opportunities for people to start their own businesses
  • Social enterprise.