Topic: Submissions

Submission to Third Review of the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport 2002 (Transport Standards)

In December 2018 Disabled Peoples Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) provided a submission to the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities Issues Paper: Third Review of the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport 2002 (Transport Standards). In response to the issues paper, DPO Australia conducted a survey across our membership to capture the public transport…

Submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission Consultation Paper: Protecting the Human Rights of People Born with Variations in Sex Characteristics in the context of Medical Interventions

In September 2018 DPO Australia made a brief submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission’s (AHRC) Consultation Paper, Protecting the Human Rights of People Born with Variations in Sex Characteristics in the context of Medical Interventions. Our submission asserts that the international human rights framework, including the growing body of human rights jurisprudence in this…

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…