Key stakeholders are being asked for their input into a review of the National Disability Advocacy Program. THE NDAP funds agencies that provide advocacy services to people with disability. Assistant Minister for Disability Services, Jane Prentice said the NDAP has operated largely unchanged since its inception in the 1980s. “We want to hear from all stakeholders, including people with disability, various advocates and human rights organisations, to find out what is working well and what might be improved.”
Feedback from the review, together with insights from the recent NDIS and Department of Social Services consultations, would be used to develop the new NDAP, the minister said. “The new program will ensure greater consistency across advocacy support and ensure the rights of people with disability are upheld.”
The review is intended to ensure the NDAP continues to meet the needs of people with disability as the National Disability Insurance Scheme is introduced. Submissions need to be received before June 7, 2016.
To make a submission visit: www.engage.dss.gov.au