Commonwealth and state and territory governments are committed to a national approach to supporting people with disability to maximise their potential and participate as equal citizens in Australian society.
The development of this National Disability Strategy is the first time in Australia’s history that all governments have committed to a unified, national approach to improving the lives of people with disability, their families and carers, and to providing leadership for a community-wide shift in attitudes.
This commitment recognises the need for greater collaboration and coordination by all governments, industry and communities to address the challenges faced by people with disability. A new approach is needed to guide policies and program development by all levels of government and actions by the whole community, now and into the future.
Read the National Disability Strategy on the Department of Social Service website (external) (External website).