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Appendix D: Disability reporting

Since 1994, non-corporate Commonwealth entities have reported on their performance as policy adviser, purchaser, employer, regulator and provider 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.

From 2010–11, entities have no longer been required to report on these functions.

The Commonwealth Disability Strategy has been overtaken by the National Disability Strategy 2010–20. This sets out a 10-year national policy framework to improve the lives of people with disability, promote participation and create a more inclusive society. Over the life of the strategy, a two-yearly report with national trend indicator data will track progress on achieving better outcomes for people with disability. The 2014 and 2016 reports published by the Department of Social Services are available at https://www.dss.gov.au/disability-and-carers-supporting-people-with-disability/resources.