Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Strategy

2021 progress update 

In July 2021, the NDIA released a progress update on the Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Strategy. The update details progress against the priorities identified in the Strategy and actions to further drive the implementation of the Strategy over the next 18 months. 

The NDIA will commence engagement in late 2021 with culturally and linguistically diverse stakeholders, including participants, families, carers and the sector to develop a refreshed Strategy. This will be completed in 2022. 

Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Strategy 

The Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Strategy 2018 (the Strategy) is the NDIA’s public statement of commitment to working alongside people with disability from CALD backgrounds to achieve access to, and outcomes from, their NDIS Plan on an equal basis with the broader population.

The Strategy sets priority areas for action focussed on building connections and positive relationships with CALD communities, broadening choice and control, and increasing cultural competency within the NDIA and its Partners.

The Strategy has been developed through internal and external consultation, including with the NDIA’s Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Stakeholder Advisory Group.

The NDIA recognises that people with disability from a CALD background can face additional challenges in terms of inclusion in their communities, and this extends to their ability to access the NDIS and supports.

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