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Since 1991, data was collected and reported on disability support services in Australia have been provided under four national disability agreements.
The Commonwealth/State Disability Agreement Minimum Data Set (CSDA MDS) collection was set up as a 'snapshot' data collection in 1994, following the signing of the first CSDA in 1991.
The second CSDA, signed in 1998, reflected significant changes which meant the CSDA MDS collection needed to be redesigned, including changing the collection to be a full year data collection.
In 2002-03, the redeveloped CSDA MDS became the Commonwealth State/Territory Disability Agreement National Minimum Data Set (CSTDA NMDS), and the first full financial year of data collection took place between 1 July 2003 and 30 June 2004.
The National Disability Agreement (NDA) replaced the CSTDA on 1 January 2009. As a result of the implementation of the NDA, from 2009-10 the CSTDA NMDS was renamed the DS NMDS.
From 1 July 2013, state and territory-based disability support services provided under the NDA were progressively transitioned over to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). This has meant that 2018-19 was the last year for which DS NMDS was data collected and reported.
from 1/7/1994 to 30/6/2019
National and state
Covers specialist disability support services provided under the National Disability Agreement.
Metadata information and data quality statement (DQS)
Disability Services NMDS 2018-19; Quality Statement
External links and information
Data guide available at
About Disability Services National Minimum Data Set
Latest reports available at
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