Background

During 2015 we started the process of developing the Victorian state disability plan 2017-2020. We met with over 200 people with a disability, held two roundtable discussions with peak bodies, statutory authorities and advocacy organisations and worked with the Victorian Disability Advisory Council to elicit 42 submissions from local government authorities. This information has been used to develop a discussion paper as the basis for consultation. The discussion paper has been translated into multiple languages and accessibility formats including Easy English.

The Victorian Government wants to hear from members of the public – including people with a disability, carers and people without a disability – about the actions they believe Victoria should take in order to make this state a place where people with a disability can live and participate in society on the same basis as everyone else.

This website and the discussion paper propose some ideas based on four broad themes that emerged through the 2015 consultation process, and ideas for driving change through transparency and accountability.