Consultation period

9 February 2024 - 12:00 pm To 29 February 2024 - 7:00 pm

National Disability Data Asset Planned Panels – expressions of interest


The Department of Social Services (DSS) is seeking expressions of interest for joining panels for the National Disability Data Asset. If agreed to by the National Disability Data Asset Council (Council), these panels would form in 2024 and provide support to the Council. DSS is looking for people that are passionate about improving life for people with disability, and interested in helping make invisible needs visible through data.

The National Disability Data Asset will connect existing de-identified information from different government agencies about people with disability and all Australians. Currently governments do not have a complete picture of how people with disability are supported by all levels of government and agencies. The disability data asset will initially link over 200 government datasets. When the disability data asset is finished, it will be used to provide a complete picture of the programs and services used by people with disability. This will mean governments will have better quality information to improve these programs and services.

The National Disability Data Asset will be co-governed by governments and the disability community. This means that the disability community will be involved in decisions about the disability data asset. One way the disability data asset will be co-governed is through the Council. The role of the Council is to make sure the disability data asset is used correctly and only for purposes that align with community expectations.

Another way the disability data asset will be co-governed is through panels that guide the Council on specific topics.

DSS is looking for panel members for the planned Disability-informed Ethical Oversight Panel and Disability Data Development Scoping Panel. Priority will be given to people with disability. More information on both panels is available in the Panels Information Pack and is also available in Auslan and Easy Read.

Disability Representative Organisations are helping DSS to assess suitability for membership of the panels. DSS will collect and share information with Disability Advocacy Network Australia (DANA) in their role as the National Coordination Function for Disability Representative Organisations. Information will be collected and shared in accordance with the Privacy collection notice.

If you need help to submit your expression of interest please email Accessible materials and adjustments are available to support people during the application process and to participate in panels.


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