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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 01 Hansard (Thursday, 3 December 2020) . . Page.. 253 ..


supporting the uptake of accredited infection control training by disability support organisations

helping people with disability and their families deal with the impacts of COVID-19 and transition them through recovery

supporting people with disability and their family members who experience isolation and quarantine

provides secretariat support and resources for the Disability Reference Group, Inclusion Council and the Disability Justice Reference Group.


Government—disability services policy(Question No 70)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Disability, upon notice, on 4 December 2020:

(1) Is there currently a comprehensive disability framework and strategy by the ACT Government.

(2) Are there currently any reporting obligations against any disability frameworks and/or strategies.

(3) Is there currently a charter of rights for disability in the ACT

(4) How many people and what percentage of people are identified in the ACT as living with a disability.

(5) What is their age, gender and assessed degree of impairment.

(6) How many of these people and what percentage of these people are identified as culturally and/linguistically diverse.

(7) How many of these people and what percentage of these people are identified as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander?

(8) What disabilities have been identified in the ACT community, in order from most prevalent to least.

(9) How many people and what percentage of people live with each identified disability.

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

(1) The ACT Government is committed to a Disability Framework under the National Disability Strategy, called INVOLVED. INVOLVED demonstrates how the ACT Government is meeting the expectations of the community to create an inclusive Canberra for all people, and specifically, how people with disability are supported to have better life experiences. The ACT Government is obligated through COAG to implement the National Disability Strategy 2010-2020 and the next strategy, which will be launched in mid-2021. In addition, the ACT has a Disability Justice Strategy and an ACT COVID-19 Disability Strategy.

(2) The ACT is obliged to report on the priorities of the National Disability Strategy every few years and contributes to a nationally consolidated response which is published through the Department of Social Services website. There is an annual reporting


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