Next step to shape a new National Disability Strategy

Subject: Next step to shape a new National Disability Strategy [SEC=OFFICIAL]
Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2019 01:15:33 +0000
From: Disability Reform <disabilityreform@dss.gov.au>

I am pleased to release ‘Right to opportunity: Consultation report to help shape the next national disability strategy’, which will be an important input to inform development of a new National Disability Strategy for beyond 2020.

The report consolidates feedback from the national public consultations that were held earlier in 2019. During these consultations you told us about issues that are important to people with disability, such as jobs, career opportunities and community accessibility.

I thank everyone who participated for your efforts in contributing your stories and experiences.

The Disability Reform Council is meeting today and will be discussing the release of a position paper in the first part of 2020 that proposes our shared vision for a new Strategy.  We will be engaging again with people with disability and the broader Australian community in early 2020.

I encourage you to contribute to the forthcoming consultations.

Kind regards

Senator the Hon Anne Ruston
Minister for Families and Social Services


Office of Senator the Hon Anne Ruston

Minister for Families and Social Services


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