Since 1994, non-corporate Australian Government entities have reported on their performance as policy advisers, purchasers, employers, regulators and providers under the Commonwealth Disability Strategy. In 2007–08, reporting on the employer role was transferred to the Australian Public Service Commission’s State of the service reports and the APS Statistical Bulletin. These reports are available at www.apsc.gov.au. Since 2010–11, entities have not been required to report on these functions.
The Commonwealth Disability Strategy has been replaced by the National Disability Strategy 2010–20, which sets out a 10-year national policy framework to improve the lives of people with a disability, promote participation, and create a more inclusive society. It acts to ensure the principles underpinning the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities are incorporated into Australia’s policies and programs that affect people with disability, their families and carers.
All levels of government will continue to be held accountable for the implementation of the strategy through biennial progress reporting to the Council of Australian Governments. Progress reports can be found at www.dss.gov.au. Disability reporting is included in the Australian Public Service Commission’s State of the service reports and the APS Statistical Bulletin. These reports are available at www.apsc.gov.au.
Appendix E: workforce statistics by headcount provides information on the diversity of our workforce, including statistics on people with a disability.