Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Engagement Strategy

Drawing upon the existing strengths and features of rural and remote communities, along with engaging in the ‘proper way’ with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities are key components of the National Disability Insurance Agency’s (NDIA) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Engagement Strategy.

The strategy focuses on enabling quality engagement, service delivery and leadership to ensure the successful delivery of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Australia.

The strategy was developed drawing on the knowledge and experience of the NDIA trial sites and the expertise of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Reference Group and associated working groups.

Highlights of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Engagement Strategy include:

  • The adoption of an ‘I’ model phased approach of ‘introduction, initiation and invitation’ for establishing sustainable relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
  • Principles for engaging in the ‘proper way’ with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
  • 10 key engagement priorities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples with a disability. 

Read the documents in Easy English, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Engagement Strategy.