Australia’s Disability Strategy Outcomes Framework: initial report is due to be released in early 2023.
This initial report will provide an overview of all measures being tracked under Australia’s Disability Strategy at ‘baseline’ – that is, when the Strategy began in December 2021. Moving forward, baseline data will be the point of comparison against which changes for each of the measures will be compared over the life of the Strategy.
Desired outcome: People with disability are safe and feel safe.
Data can currently be reported for 9 measures. For the remaining measures, work will occur over the life of the strategy to enable reporting.
Almost 3 in 4 complaints related to disability discrimination that were lodged with the Australian Human Rights Commission were successfully resolved by conciliation in 2020–21
For every 1,000 NDIS participants, less than 2 complaints relating to abuse or neglect were received in 2021–22
In 2018, 9 in 10 people with disability reported that they had not experienced discrimination due to disability in the last 12 months
Making sure services for people with disability are high quality and safe, and that people with disability are safe
Status not known yet
- more data from after the Strategy started are needed
related to abuse and neglect per 1,000 NDIS participants were received in 2021–22
of adults with disability reported in 2016 that they have experienced violence since age 15
of adults without disability reported in 2016 that they have experienced violence since age 15
Improving access to services that support people with disability who have experienced trauma
of adults with disability who had experienced assault reported in 2016 that they sought advice or support after the most recent incident
Future data development
Data for this measure will be added when it becomes available
Keeping women and children with disability safe from violence, abuse and neglect
of Specialist Homelessness Services (SHS) clients with disability experiencing domestic and family violence were provided assistance for accommodation when needed in 2020–21
of women with disability reported in 2016 that they have experienced family or domestic violence since age 15
of women without disability reported in 2016 that they have experienced family or domestic violence since age 15
Protecting the rights of people with disability, decreasing discrimination, and improving access to supports that help people with disability stand up for themselves and make their own decisions
Some uncertainty in the data
- the measure is not moving in the direction the Strategy wants
of assessed National Disability Advocacy Program (NDAP) clients reported improved choice and control to make their own decisions in 2021–22
of complaints related to disability discrimination lodged with the Australian Human Rights Commission were successfully resolved by conciliation in 2020–21
of people with disability reported in 2018 they have not experienced discrimination due to disability in the last 12 months
- the latest data are similar to the baseline
of NDIS participants felt able to advocate (stand up) for themselves in 2021–22 Q4
Supporting access to justice for people with disability
Reducing the use of criminal justice interventions when responding to the needs of some people with disability
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