25 May 2018
Media Release - #2018055, 2018

National Disability Agreement review

Joint media release with
The Hon. Dan Tehan MP
Minister for Social Services

The Turnbull Government is today announcing a Productivity Commission review of the National Disability Agreement (NDA).

The Agreement is designed to ensure the disability services sector delivers outcomes that improve the lives of Australians with a disability.

The NDA was finalised in 2008-09 before the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and does not reflect current policy settings.

The Commission will examine the objectives and outcomes of the National Disability Agreement in the context of the current policy landscape and assess the roles and responsibilities of the Commonwealth and State and Territory Governments in the provision of disability services.

This review is the first in a series of Productivity Commission reviews of nationally significant, sector-wide agreements announced in the 2017-18 Budget.

The Terms of Reference was developed in close consultation with State and Territories and directs the Productivity Commission to consult with people with a disability, their families and carers. 

The Commission is due to report to Government within eight months.

The Productivity Commission will undertake public consultation as part of this review and the Government encourages all interested parties to participate. Further information and the terms of reference are available on the Commission's website.