The Second Implementation Plan under the National Disability Strategy has finally been released by the Turnbull Government years after it was due to be published.
Federal Labor led the development and implementation of the Strategy in 2010 to provide a 10-year blueprint to improve the inclusion and participation of people with disability in Australia.
But the Turnbull Government has dropped the ball on implementing important disability reform.
We know that the Turnbull Government is already bungling the rollout of the NDIS. The last thing people with disability need is for the Government to mess up the implementation of the National Disability Strategy.
Labor welcomes the key areas for action include:
- Transitioning to the full National Disability Insurance Scheme;
- Improving employment outcomes for people with disability;
- Improving outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability; and
- Communications activities to promote the Strategy
The Turnbull Government also promised that it would deliver a Disability Employment Framework in the first half of 2016 but it remains unclear when the framework will be finalised.
Labor welcomes the commitment to improve outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability but action is needed now.
Labor will continue to stand up for people with disability by holding the Turnbull Government to account on disability reform.
THURSDAY, 1 DECEMBER 2016