CBM Australia welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to the development of Australia’s new international disability equity and rights strategy.

This submission includes detailed recommendations that collectively address the questions posed in the call for submissions. The recommendations offer specific ways in which Australia can step up its delivery on our commitments to disability equity and rights, and meaningful partnerships, in support of a peaceful, stable and prosperous Indo-Pacific region. Almost without exception, the recommendations could be realised within the existing and forecast future ODA budget.

CBM Australia is an active member of the Australian Disability and Development Consortium (ADDC). We endorse the ADDC submission as complementary to our own. Further, as members of the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID), we have engaged with ACFID on its submission, and promote that submission for DFAT’s attention.