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Review of the National Disability Agreement

Final report has been released

What is a study?

  • Why the study?
  • Issues paper
  • Final report

What we’ve been asked to look at

The focus of this study was the National Disability Agreement (established in 2009 and revised in 2012), which relates to the provision of disability services.

The Commission reviewed the Agreement, including by examining progress against the performance framework in the Agreement and the extent to which it has supported improved outcomes for people with disability, their families, and carers.

This is the first of the Commission’s reviews of nationally significant sector-wide agreements between the Commonwealth and the States and Territories.

The Commission consulted broadly and actively with all jurisdictions and other stakeholders.

National Disability Agreement 2012 Media release

Issues paper release and submissions

The Commission released an issues paper to guide people in preparing a submission. It set out some of the issues and questions the Commission has identified as relevant to the early stage of the study. Participants were to provide evidence to support their views, including data and specific examples where possible.

Submissions were due by 24 August 2018.

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Final report has been released

The final study report was handed to the Australian Government on 25 January 2019 and was released on 1 February 2019.

Our report has found that a new National Disability Agreement (NDA) between the Australian, State and Territory Governments is needed to facilitate cooperation, enhance accountability and clarify roles and responsibilities.

We have made a number of recommendations for a new NDA that has at its core the wellbeing and needs of all people with disability and their families and carers.

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