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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 01 Hansard (Thursday, 3 December 2020) . . Page.. 251 ..


(3) Can the Minister provide a complete list of significant dates and/or events, projects and initiatives relating to disability in the ACT as an attachment to the answer to this question on notice.

(4) Which of the significant events receive support from the ACT Government, and what has been the nature of that support.

Ms Davidson: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) The National Disability Insurance Agency report in their ACT September 2020 dashboard identifies 1,053 NDIS registered service providers in the ACT. Providers include sole traders to larger for-profit companies and provide a range of services from domestic services, personal support services, supported accommodation service through to specialist therapy services. A full list of registered providers in the ACT is available on the NDIS website at: https://www.ndis.gov.au/participants/working-providers/find-registered-provider#provider-lists.

Other disability organisations not included in the NDIS registered service provider list include the two Disabled Peoples Organisations; Women with Disabilities ACT and People with Disabilities ACT, along with another ACT peak disability body, National Disability Services.

(2) The ACT Government annually funds the following four peak disability organisations to provide systemic advocacy for people with disability:

Women with Disabilities ACT;

National Disability Services;

People with Disabilities ACT; and

Carers ACT.

The ACT Government also provides annual funding to both the ACT Disability Aged Carer Advocacy Service (ADACAS) and Advocacy for Inclusion to provide individual advocacy for people with disability, and additional work that relates to the ACT Disability Justice Strategy including disability awareness training and supported decision making activities.

(3) Disability related dates and/or events, projects and initiatives are the:

International Day of People with Disability (I-Day) held annually on 3 December

Disability Inclusion Grants Program conducted annually

I-Day Grants Program conducted annually

ACT Chief Minister’s Inclusion Awards held annually around the date of I-Day

the Chief Minister’s Inclusion Awards were not held in 2020 due to the COVID-19 health emergency

ACT Companion Card Program

ACT Disability Justice Strategy 2019-29

new National Disability Strategy expected to be launched in September 2021

ACT COVID-19 Disability Strategy and Action Plan


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