On International Day of People with Disability (IDPWD) tomorrow, 3 December, the Australian Government is launching Australia’s Disability Strategy 2021-2031, created alongside people with disability and their representatives.

The Strategy sets out where practical changes will be made to improve the lives of people with disability in Australia in the following areas:

  • Employment and Financial Security
  • Inclusive Homes and Communities
  • Safety, Rights and Justice
  • Personal and Community Support
  • Education and Learning
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Community Attitudes.

The launch will be held at 10:30 am AEDT in Canberra and will be livestreamed to Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/1311536735984417/

Tune in to the launch to hear from Disability Ministers from Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments, the President of the Australian Local Government Association, Disability Discrimination Commissioner Dr Ben Gauntlett, and Joint Chairs of the Disability Employment Advisory Committee Dylan Alcott OAM and Simon McKeon AO.

It will also be attended by WWDA’s Executive Director, Carolyn Frohmader, who played a key role advising Government on the development of the strategy.