[Excerpt] The Commonwealth Minister for Family and Community Services, through the Department of Family and Community Services, funds disability services in each State and Territory. This funding provides access for people with a disability to vocational programs, employment opportunities and promotes economic and social participation and choice in work and community life.
Information is collected each year from services in receipt of funding. This report, the fifth in the series, contains the findings from the 1999 Commonwealth Disability Services Census and covers all Commonwealth funded employment, print disability, advocacy and information services.
The collection provides information to assist in the planning, development and management of Commonwealth disability programs and enables the Commonwealth to fulfil its reporting obligations under the Commonwealth/State Disability Agreement.