Reporting on Australia’s Disability Strategy 2021-2031

Strong reporting on the Strategy is needed to show how it is changing the lives of people with disability. A range of reports will be published including a data Dashboard, annual Targeted Action Plan reports, implementation reports every two years and two major evaluations.

Data for the reports will be collected from:

  • Australian Government agencies (including Australian Institute of Health and Welfare and National Disability Insurance Scheme)
  • state, territory and local governments
  • the Australian Human Rights Commission
  • state and territory human rights/anti-discrimination bodies
  • the National Disability Insurance Agency
  • Disability Representative Organisations
  • Australia’s Disability Strategy Advisory Council.

Reporting is already undertaken by state and territory governments, and many local governments, as part of reporting against their own disability plans. Their reporting will add to the overall reporting against the Strategy.

A number of projects will strengthen the quality and quantity of data used for reporting. Over time the data will form an evidence base to guide decisions on disability changes.

Targeted Action Plan reports

These high-level reports will show how the Targeted Action Plans are working, including what actions have occurred, what successes there have been, and overall status. These reports are made after each financial year and will be published on ADS Hub.

Read the 2nd Targeted Action Plans Report for 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2023.

Read the Targeted Action Plans Report for 3 December 2021 to 30 June 2022.

Outcomes Framework Webpages

The Outcomes Framework Webpages publishes available data reporting on the Outcomes Framework. This includes annual Outcome Framework reports and online reporting updated quarterly (referred to as a Dashboard in the Strategy).

Outcomes Framework Webpages

Outcomes Framework Second Annual Report

Outcomes Framework First Annual Report

Implementation reports

Implementation reports will track progress made by all levels of government. People with disability, the Australian Human Rights Commission, key stakeholders, and the Advisory Council, will be consulted in preparing the reports. These reports are made every two financial years. The first implementation report covering the 2021-23 financial years is now available.

Read the Implementation Report for 3 December 2021 to 30 June 2023

Evaluation reports

Two major evaluation reports are planned for 2025 and 2029 and will be done by independent reviewers. These reports will include recommendations for improvement. As the first evaluation is planned for 2025, the first evaluation report will be completed in 2026. The Strategy will also be reviewed at the finalisation of the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability in September 2023.