The third CSTDA was due to expire on 30 June 2007, however the Australian, State and Territory Governments have agreed to an extension to 31 December 2008 to enable negotiations for a new National Disability Agreement.
Third Commonwealth State/Territory Disability Agreement
This Commonwealth State/Territory Disability Agreement is a document of both practical and symbolic importance. It provides a framework that will help guide and strengthen the relationship between Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments in working together, and with others, to make a positive difference in the lives of people with disabilities.
The Preamble to this Agreement has been developed jointly by the National Disability Administrators and National Disability Advisory Council (with local level input from State Disability Advisory Bodies) and describes the shared vision and core beliefs that underpin the Commonwealth State/Territory Disability Agreement and its national framework.
The Agreement affirms the partnership between the Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments in the pursuit of a just and inclusive society. It recognises that both levels of Government fulfill complementary roles in the development and delivery of public policy and services, and that both have a pivotal role in promoting the rights, equality of opportunity, citizenship and dignity of people with disabilities.