Topic: Submissions

Joint Submission to Inquiry into the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

In April 2018 Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) and Children and Young People with Disability Australia (CYDA) made a brief, joint submission to the Senate Inquiry into the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). The SDGs are highly relevant to people with disability. People with disability are explicitly referred to in the targets of…

Submission Future of Supported Employment Consultation

Comprehensive systemic reform is required to increase the economic participation of people with disability. In a recent submission to an Australian Government consultation on the future of supported employment, DPO Australia recommended that a national strategy be implemented to phase out segregated employment, and include measures that support people with disability to transition to mainstream…

Submission to Senate Standing Committee Inquiry into the Need for Regulation of Mobility Scooters

In March 2018, Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) made a brief submission to the Senate Standing Committee inquiry into the need for regulation of mobility scooters, also known as motorised wheelchairs. In the submission, DPO Australia expressed concerns about any proposals that would seek to regulate, and thereby significantly limit or restrict the mobility,…

DPO Australia Formal Briefing with Human Rights Committee (ICCPR)

Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) formally briefed the UN Committee on Civil and Political Rights in Geneva on Monday 16 October in regard to the protection of the rights of people with disability. The DPO Australia briefing focused on high level key issues  including all forms of violence, denial of legal capacity, substitute decision-making regimes, migration laws, restrictive practices, mental health…

Submission to Medicare Levy Amendment (National Disability Insurance Scheme Funding) and Related Bills Senate Inquiry

In September 2017, Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) provided a brief submission to the Senate Economics Legislation Committee’s inquiry into the Medicare Levy Amendment (National Disability Insurance Scheme Funding) Bill 2017 (the Bill) and 10 related bills [provisions] expressing support for an increase in the Medicare Levy to fund the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The package of bills amends…

Submission: Submission to Senate Inquiry into NDIS (Quality and Safeguards Commission and Other Measures) Bill 2017

In Jul 2017 Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) provided a submission to the Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee Inquiry into the National Disability Insurance Scheme Amendment (Quality and Safeguards Commission and Other Measures) Bill 2017. The Bill outlines amendments to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Act 2013 under two Schedules: Schedule 1 establishes a…