Australia’s Disability Strategy

Australias Disability Strategy 2021-2031 (summary) is a high level policy framework to give coherence to, and guide government activity across mainstream and disability-specific areas of public policy.

The six policy areas

Inclusive and accessible communities

The physical environment including public transport; parks, buildings and housing; digital information and communications technologies; civic life including social, sporting, recreational and cultural life.

Rights protection, justice and legislation

Statutory protections such as anti-discrimination measures, complaints mechanisms, advocacy, the electoral and justice systems.

Economic security

Jobs, business opportunities, financial independence, adequate income support for those not able to work, and housing.

Personal and community support

Inclusion and participation in the community, person-centred care and support provided by specialist disability services and mainstream services; informal care and support.

Learning and skills

Early childhood education and care, schools, further education, vocational education; transitions from education to employment; life-long learning.

Health and wellbeing

Health services, health promotion and the interaction between health and disability systems; wellbeing and enjoyment of life.