Australia’s Disability Strategy 2021-2031

The Strategy) is a national framework that all governments in Australia have signed up to. It sets out a plan for continuing to improve the lives of people with disability in Australia over the next ten years.  The Strategy supports Australia’s commitment under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

The Strategy’s vision is for an inclusive Australian society that ensures people with disability can fulfil their potential as equal members of the community.

The Strategy will drive change in seven outcome areas:

  • Employment and financial security: 
Providing jobs and career opportunities for people with disability and making sure they have enough income to meet their needs.
  • Inclusive homes and communities: 
Increasing the number of accessible, affordable and well-designed homes and creating a community that is inclusive and accessible.
  • Safety, rights and justice: 
Ensuring the rights of people with disability are promoted, upheld and protected, and people with disability feel safe and enjoy equality before the law. 
  • Personal and community support: 
Providing people with disability access to supports so they can live independently 
and engage in their communities.
  • Education and learning: 
Supporting people with disability to access education and learning throughout their lives 
so they reach their full potential.
  • Health and wellbeing:
Increasing support and capability in the healthcare sector to meet the needs of people with disability, and ensuring disaster preparedness and emergency responses include the needs of people with disability. 
  • Community attitudes:
Recognising the positive contribution people with disability make to society, and building confidence in the community to work and engage with people with disability.
Department of Social Services (DSS)
Friday 3rd December, 2021

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