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Breaking Ground: Launching the National Disability Data Asset Council

The Albanese Government has launched the National Disability Data Asset Council, composed of representatives from various sectors including the disability community, data experts, and government officials.
This initiative aims to provide comprehensive insights into the lives of people with disabilities and identify areas for improvement in programs and services.
Minister for Social Services, Amanda Rishworth, highlights the significance of accurate national data to inform policies and programs effectively.

Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Minister Shorten said the NDIS Review recommended all governments should agree to invest in actions to improve disability data quality and sharing.

“The National Disability Data Asset will help do that by linking de-identified NDIS data with other Commonwealth and state and territory data for the first time,” said Minister Shorten.

“As we reform the NDIS, this will give richer insights into how NDIS supports interact with supports and services in other systems outside the Scheme and how we can improve those connection points.”

The government has assigned $68.3 million for the analysis, research, and delivery of the Asset, with all states and territories on board for data transfer. Additionally, panels will be established to provide advice on specific priority areas.

Members of the public are invited to express their interest in joining these panels. The National Disability Data Asset is expected to be fully operational by the end of 2025, with the first sets of analyses available later this year.

Written by Amanda Robinson, B.A., MMentalHealth Prac.

Amanda is a professional with over a decade of dedicated experience in the fields of Mental Health and Disability. Her extensive expertise lies in navigating the intricate landscape of the Disability Sector. She brings a unique perspective to her work, being both a person with lived experience of disability and a compassionate carer. She has a passion for advocacy, making her a staunch champion for the rights and well-being of individuals facing similar challenges.

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