Disability and Multiculturalism: Data and the "Healthy Migrant."
In 2008, the Council of Australian Governments created a new 5 year National Disability Agreement (NDA), which would provide continued funding for services to people with disability in Australia. The new agreement was framed amidst an Australian Government reform agenda, which in replacing the old Commonwealth States and Territories Disability Agreement, would bring a new direction to disability service provision, including a focus on working within the rights laid out in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. A promising feature of the NDA was its framing of performance outcomes in relation to social and economic participation for people with disability, including in relation to labour force participation. As such, the NDA demonstrated a potential to link disability services to achieving broader "social inclusion" goals for people with disability.