Disability Reference Group

What is the ACT Disability Reference Group?
About the Disability Reference Group
How do I get on the Disability Reference Group?

Would you like to be part of the ACT Disability Reference Group?

Do you have something to offer the ACT Government to improve the lives of people with disability in the ACT? We are seeking people with disability and those who have experience as a carer or experience in the disability sector to join the ACT Disability Reference Group.

An information session was held on Wednesday 14 December 2016 at Nature Conservation House. An additional session will be held early in 2017 (date, time and location to be confirmed).

Applications closed 3 February 2017.

Please contact the Office for Disability on 6207 8830 of email communityparticipation@act.gov.au

Sue Salthouse

Sue Salthouse, chair of the ACT Disability Reference Group

The ACT Disability Reference Group will help the ACT Government carry out work and develop policies and ideas that implement the National Disability Strategy 2010-2020 which works to improve the outcomes and whole-of-life opportunities for people with disability so they can participate as equal citizens in all areas of life.

There are six areas of work for the National Disability Strategy are: Inclusive and accessible communities - Rights protection, Justice and Legislation - Economic Security - Personal and community support - Learning and skills - Health and Wellbeing.

What is the ACT Disability Reference Group?

The ACT Government wants people to be part of the ACT Disability Reference Group which is the new name of the ACT Disability Expert Panel.

The ACT Disability Reference Group will help the ACT Government carry out work and develop policies and ideas that implement the National Disability Strategy 2010-2020.

his works to improve the outcomes and whole-of-life opportunities for people with disability so that people with disability can participate as equal citizens in all areas of life.

  • There are six areas of work for the National Disability Strategy:
  • Inclusive and accessible communities
  • Rights protection, Justice and Legislation
  • Economic Security
  • Personal and community support
  • Learning and skills
  • Health and Wellbeing

About the Disability Reference Group

People on the Panel will work together to advise the Minister for Disability about activities that will make a more inclusive community for people with disability in the ACT.

The Disability Reference Group (DRG) is scheduled meets six times a year, for two hours each time. Sometimes three to four DRG members will meet in between the formal meetings. There are currently nine people from the community on the Panel and five people from government. Over the next 12 months the panel will change over to a new set of members. During that time individual existing member of the DRG will mentor one of the incoming members of the panel for a two to three-month handover period.

Disability Expert Panel