Joint Position Statement on Review of the National Disability Agreement

Four logos. Women with Disabilities Australia, Women with Disabilities Victoria, Women with Disabilities ACT, Women with Disabilities South Australia.

The Productivity Commission is currently reviewing the National Disability Agreement (NDA).

The NDA is a high level agreement between the Federal and State and Territory governments that informs how services are provided for people with disability. The roll-out of NDIS has meant that the existing NDA needed to be reviewed.

In August 2018, WWDA made a submission to the Productivity Commission’s review which highlighted key issue areas and themes for consideration by the Productivity Commission for the purposes of the review. Following this submission, the Productivity Commission met with WWDA and our state based sister organisations, including Women With Disabilities Victoria (WDV), Women With Disabilities Australian Capital Territory (WWDACT), and Women With Disabilities South Australia (WWDSA) to discuss these key issue areas.

In October 2018, WWDA, in collaboration with our sister organisatons, developed a Position Statement which was submitted to the Commission in order to provide a set of coherent, critical messages that our organisations collectively believe must be understood, and reflected in all aspects of the development and iteration of a new NDA.

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