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Policies and Legislation

This page provides information on disability focussed national policies and legislation in the Pacific, with links where possible.  You can find more information on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and other frameworks on the disability frameworks page. For a list of Pacific countries that have signed and ratified the CRPD, visit the disability in the Pacific page.  

PDF
 Mapping of the Disability Policy and Program Framework in the Pacific [pdf]

Regional
Regional Review on Disability Policy and Legislation - 2004 [pdf]
 
Australia
               
Legislation
 
 
Cook Islands

Legislation
 
Policy
  • National Policy on Disability (2003)
  • National Disability Action Plan (2003)
  • General Information on these policies can be found here [word]
 
Federated States of Micronesia

Policy
 
Fiji

Legislation
 
Policy
 
 
Kiribati
N/A
 
Marshall Islands

Legislation
  • State Plan of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (1993)
  • Ministry of Education Act (1991)
 
Policy
  • Special Education Policy and Procedure (1992)
 
 
Nauru
N/A
 
New Caledonia
  • Policy for persons with disabilities (2009)
  • Policy in favour of persons with disabilities and for persons experiencing loss of autonomy(2009)
  • Disability Charter in New Caledonia (2007)
 
New Zealand

Legislation
 
Policy
 
Niue
  • National Policy on Disability (2009 – 2017)
  • National Action Plan on Disability (2012 – 2015)
 
Palau
  • Disability Stipend Law (2011)
  • National Policy on Disability (2011)
 
Papua New Guinea
  • National Policy on Disability (2009)
 
Samoa
 
Solomon Islands
 
Tonga
N/A
 
Tuvalu
N/A
 
Vanuatu
  • National Disability Policy and Action Plan (2008 – 2015)