The Commonwealth and, state and territory governments are working together to develop a National Disability Data Asset (NDDA).
The aim of the NDDA is to improve inclusion and opportunity for people living with disability in Australia. The plan is to do this by linking data to better understand the life experiences of people living with disability. Having better information can lead to improved supports and services because it shows what helps people achieve positive outcomes
The NDDA has completed an 18-month pilot phase where we learnt how to best share data between governments to gain a better understanding of people’s life experiences and outcomes. The pilot started in April 2020 and finished in December 2021.
The NDDA places a very high importance on safeguarding data and protecting privacy. As part of the pilot, and as we move into the next phase of the project, only authorised people can access data and the people who access the data must follow strict ethical rules – all to protect privacy.