Since the first DFA was released in Tasmania, there have been significant developments at a national and international level:
- The Australian Government ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, enshrining the rights-based, social model of disability as the approach for all ratifying parties.
- All state and territory governments and the Australian Government agreed to implement the NDS.
- In 2012, Tasmania signed an Intergovernmental Agreement for the NDIS launch.
Release of Tasmania’s first Disability Framework for Action 2005-2010
United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD)
Australian Government ratified the CRPD – it acceded to the Optional Protocol in 2009
Implementation of the NDS –a ten-year national plan to improve life outcomes for Australians with disability
Release of the Productivity Commission Inquiry recommending that the Australian Government fund a NDIS
7 December 2012
Intergovernmental Agreement for the NDIS Launch
Tasmania, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and the Australian Capital Territory sign bilateral agreements for the NDIS launch
Release of Accessible Island: Tasmania’s Disability Framework for Action 2013-2017
1 July 2013
Tasmanian NDIS Launch commences for young people aged 15-24 years
Progressive rollout of the NDIS in Tasmania.
1 January 2017
Tasmanians aged 25-28 years
1 July 2017
Tasmanian children aged 4-11 years
1 January 2018
Tasmanians aged 29-34 years
1 July 2018
Tasmanians aged 0-3 years and 35-49 years
1 January 2019
Tasmanians aged 50-64 years
Release of Accessible Island: Disability Framework for Action 2018-2021
Tasmania's transition to the NDIS will be completed.