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Disability reporting

The National Disability Strategy 2010–2020 was Australia’s overarching framework for disability reform, and Australian Governments remain committed to releasing a new strategy in the second half of 2021. The strategy 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 are accountable for implementing the strategy. Progress reports can be found at the Department of Social Services website. In December 2020, the Australian Government released the Australian Public Service Disability Employment Strategy 2020–2025, with the goal of increasing the employment of people with disability across the Australian Public Service to 7 per cent by 2025. 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