Papers, Articles, Reports & Submissions 2001 – 2005


Women With Disabilities Australia: Submission to the Review of the Commonwealth Disability Strategy (September 2005)

This paper is WWDA’s Submission to the Evaluation of the Commonwealth Disability Strategy. WWDA’s response broadly follows the framework set out in the Review Consultants (Erebus International) guidelines for Interview with relevant Non-Agency Stakeholders (Peak Organisations) in the review process. Copyright WWDA September 2005.


Women With Disabilities Australia: Submission to the Social Policy Research Centre on the Discussion Paper ‘Designing the Evaluation of the Commonwealth Disability Strategy’ (August 2004)

The Commonwealth Disability Strategy (CDS) was introduced in 1994 to provide Australian Government Departments and agencies with a planning framework to ensure access to all federal programs, services and functions for people with a disability. The original strategy applied to the activities of all departments, agencies and authorities for ten years (1994-2004) and aimed to ‘enhance access opportunities for people with a disability to the programs, services and infrastructure of society’. The CDS was reviewed in 1995, 1997, and 1999. In 2004, the Australian Department of Family and Community Services contracted the Social Policy Research Centre to design an evaluation of the Commonwealth Disability Strategy (CDS). A Discussion Paper ‘Designing the Evaluation of the Commonwealth Disability Strategy’ was released in July 2004. This Submission is WWDA’s response to that Discussion Paper. Copyright WWDA August 2004.