Accountability mechanisms and thank you

Governance

Three consecutive, 3-year action plans will cover the life of the strategy and implement the key priorities.

The first action plan: Northern Territory Disability Strategy Action Plan 2022–2025 PDF (401.3 KB) (the action plan), has been released alongside this strategy.

All Northern Territory (NT) Government agencies will embed their commitments under the strategy and action plan into agency and business plans.

The NT Minister for Disabilities will oversee implementation of the strategy.

The NT Disability Advisory Committee (NTDAC) will monitor progress and provide advice to the Minister on key issues regarding implementation of the strategy.

The NTDAC is a non-statutory advisory group to the Minister of Disabilities and represents the voice of people with lived experience of disability.

Monitoring and reporting

NT Government agency representatives will meet quarterly to discuss, monitor and report on the progress of initiatives under the action plan.

The department will work with government agencies and other stakeholders (where appropriate) to provide annual progress reports to the Minister and NTDAC.

The annual reports will be published on the department’s website and will include:

  • updates on progress against key actions
  • updates on program initiatives
  • reporting against the outcome measures associated with the strategy.

Review and evaluation

The first action plan will develop an outcomes framework for the strategy.

This includes identifying key indicators and the required data sets to be collected against for the 5 outcome areas.

This is an essential first step to measuring progress against the strategy.

The process to develop the second action plan will begin in 2024 in consultation with:

  • government agencies
  • people with disability
  • the disability sector and other stakeholders.

This second action plan will reflect:

  • progress against key actions of the first action plan
  • key changes in the external environment
  • Territory’s response to recommendations made by the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability at the end of 2023.

How you can be involved

This is only the beginning of the conversation.

Implementing the strategy will require significant collaboration between the government, the community, the private sector, people with disability, their families, and carers among others.

Organisations are encouraged to formalise their commitments and actions that align with this strategy by contacting the Office of Disability, Department of Territory Families, Housing and Communities so that they can be included in future reporting against the action plan, and in future action plans.

The Office of Disability, Department of Territory Families, Housing and Communities can be contacted via email at officeofdisability.tfhc@nt.gov.au.

Thank you

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the development of the Northern Territory Disability Strategy 2022–2032.

The feedback you provided in the many online submissions, survey responses, interviews, and workshops has been heard and valued.

Your time and honesty in sharing your stories is greatly appreciated and these stories have been the foundation for the development of this strategy.


Last updated: 29 September 2022

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