Communique from the Disability Reform Ministers’ December Meeting

Commonwealth, state and territory disability ministers met on 10 December 2021 for the Disability Reform Ministers’ Meeting (DRMM).

Ministers reflected on the progress of reform agenda items including the endorsement and launch of Australia’s Disability Strategy and the Targeted Action Plans on International Day of People with Disability.

Chairperson, Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and Minister for Government Services, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC, led discussions on NDIS financial sustainability, hospital discharge and disability accommodation. Minister Reynolds provided an update on NDIA’s work to address fraud, misuse of funds and unethical practices. 

The meeting also focused on the significant progress of all governments to accelerate COVID-19 vaccination rates for people with disability and disability workers and noted the intensive work to ensure that those not yet vaccinated are able to do so as soon as possible.

The meeting acknowledged the significant contribution of outgoing NDIA Chairperson, Dr Helen Nugent AO to the implementation of the NDIS.

For more information, read the Communique 10 December on the Department of Social Services website.