Consultation period

26 April 2016 - 9:00 am To 22 June 2016 - 9:00 am

National Disability Advocacy Program


National Disability Advocacy Program consultation

The Department of Social Services is reviewing the National Disability Advocacy Program (NDAP) in consultation with stakeholders.

NDAP provides people with disability with access to effective disability advocacy that promotes, protects and ensures their full and equal enjoyment of all human rights enabling community participation.

This review is part of an on-going, continuous improvement and reform process that will result in a new NDAP delivering the best outcomes for those who need it most.

We want to hear from all stakeholders including people with disability, advocacy agencies, disability peaks, human rights organisations and the offices of public advocates and ombudsman, to find out what is and is not working in the current programme.

The discussion paper outlines the reasons for the review and includes questions to use as a guide for developing a response.

You should be aware that as the Prime Minister called an election for 2 July 2016, the government is operating in caretaker mode. If there is a change of government policy following the election which affects this process the Department may exercise its rights to vary, suspend or cease this process.