The Commonwealth Disability Strategy (CDS) was introduced in 1994 to help Australian Government departments and agencies meet their obligations under the Commonwealth Disability Discrimination Act 1992.
The Commonwealth Disability Strategy has been overtaken by a new National Disability Strategy 2010-2020 which sets out a ten year national policy framework for improving the lives of Australians with disability, their families and carers. The Australian Government is currently working in conjunction with state and territory governments to prepare a national action framework for implementing and evaluating the Strategy, in close consultation with key stakeholders. A first year report on the Strategy will be presented to the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) in February 2012. Every two years, a high level progress report will track achievements under the Strategy and provide a picture of how people with disability are faring. The first biennial progress report will be presented to COAG in February 2014. Copies of these reports will be available on the FaHCSIA website.