Data and research
Reporting on Australia’s Disability Strategy 2021-2031
Over the lifetime of the Strategy, a range of reports will be published including annual Targeted Action Plans Reports, implementation reports every two years and two major evaluations. There will be annual reports on the Outcomes Framework, in addition to online reporting (referred to as a Dashboard in the Strategy) both available on the Outcome Framework Webpages.
National Disability Data Asset
The Australian Government has invested $15 million to pilot a National Disability Data Asset in partnership with state and territory governments. The pilot will test how data can provide a better understanding of how people with disability are supported through services, payments and programs across multiple areas.
National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) Research and Evaluation Strategy
The NDIA's research and evaluation function (or strategic approach) aims to build and strengthen National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants' capacity for independence through choice and control and to ensure the sustainability of the NDIS.
National Disability Research Partnership
The Australian Government has provided $15 million to establish a National Disability Research Partnership (NDRP). The NDRP will develop and implement a national disability research agenda aligned with Australia's Disability Strategy 2021-2031 and drive change in policy and practice that will improve the lives of people with disability.
The NDRP has partnered with the Analysis & Policy Observatory (APO) to build a Disability Research Collection designed to improve policies and practices.
Australian Bureau of Statistics
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) provides official statistics on a wide range of topics. The ABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers is a key source of data on the prevalence and profile of disability in Australia.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) provides independent evidence on health and welfare in Australia. AIHW's People with disability in Australia report draws together information from a range of sources to look at the experiences of people with disability in everyday life.
Indigenous Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Clearinghouse
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) brings together information about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s wellbeing, mental health and suicide prevention.
Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability
The Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability is a consistent way for Australian schools to collect information about students with disability to better understand how students with disability can be best supported at school.
Australia's National Research Organisation for Women's Safety
Australia's National Research Organisation for Women's Safety Limited is an independent, not-for-profit research organisation established to produce evidence to support the reduction of violence against women and their children. This research includes works relating to women and children with disability.
Australian Reporting on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Every four years Australia reports on its progress in implementing the Convention to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. People with disability, through their disability representative organisations, also report to the Committee to help its review. This report is known as the Shadow Report. The Committee considers these reports and may make concluding observations and recommendations.
Reviews of the National Disability Strategy 2010-2020
In addition to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, a number of important inputs have informed the development of Australia’s Disability Strategy 2021-2031. These include: