Ministerial Advisory Council on Disability - Independent adviser to the WA Minister for Disability Services - Keeping government informed


National Disability Strategy

Date: 08 September 2011

Samantha Jenkinson, the MACD Chairperson, attended the National Disability Strategy Development Officials Working Group meeting with other state and territory Disability Advisory Council representatives on 11-12 August 2011 in Melbourne.

The attendance of the MACD Chair at the meeting in Melbourne on 11-12 August 2011 meets the requirement in the National Disability Strategy outlined under Stakeholder Engagement - The chairs or representatives of the State and Territory and National Disability Advisory Bodies will be invited to meet with officials on an annual basis for discussion on policy priorities and progress of the Strategy.

The discussion will focus on the implementation of the strategy.

About the National Disability Strategy

The National Disability Strategy outlines a 10 year national policy framework to guide government activity across six key outcome areas and to drive future reforms in mainstream and specialist disability service systems to improve outcomes for people with disability, their families and carers. It represents a commitment by all levels of government, industry and the community to a unified, national approach to policy and program development. This new approach will assist in addressing the challenges faced by people with disability, both now and into the future.

At the state level elements of the National Disability Strategy are implemented through Count Me In Disability Future Directions initiatives.

Further information on the National Disability Strategy