National Disability Strategy
There are approximately 4.4 million people with disability in Australia, each with their own unique story.1
The current National Disability Strategy 2010-2020 sets a positive vision for an Australian society that enables people with disability to fulfil their aspirations and potential as equal members of the community. The full participation and inclusion of people with disability benefits all Australians.
The Law Council of Australia welcomes the opportunity to participate in stage two consultations for the next 10-year National Disability Strategy (Strategy). It acknowledges the ongoing relevance of the current strategy’s vision and associated outcomes, but considers that a stronger approach to implementation is needed.
While the Law Council’s submission has a particular focus on proposed outcome 3 – rights protection, justice and legislation for people with disability – it has regard to the interdependence of the six outcome areas.
You can read the full submission below.
1 The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) ‘People with disability’ (2020).