Review of the National Disability Agreement Study Report

This report finds 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.

Key points include:

  • The current National Disability Agreement (NDA) no longer serves its purpose, has a weak influence on policy, and its performance targets show no progress in improving the wellbeing of people with disability.
  • The disability policy landscape has changed markedly since the NDA was signed in 2008. The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) commenced in 2013 and he National Disability Strategy (NDS) was endorsed by all Australian Governments in 2011.
  • Improving the wellbeing of people with disability and carers across the nation requires a collaborative response from all levels of government, extending well beyond the NDIS to many other service systems, such as housing, transport, health, justice, and education.
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Government, Policy, Legislation

Productivity Commission

Date published:
Fri 1st Feb, 2019