Topic: Submissions to Australian Governments

Submission to The Treasury Regarding 2017-18 Federal Budget Priorities

In January 2017, Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) provided a submission to the The Treasury outlining our key priorities for the 2017/2018 Federal Budget. Our priorities are drawn from our collective membership, engagement and advocacy with people with disability. These priorities have been outlined in previous pre-budget submissions and in our 2016 Federal Election Platform. Much…

Submission: Response to New Disability Services from 2018 Discussion Paper

In December 2016, DPO Australia made a submission to the Department of Social Services in response to the New Disability Services from 2018 – Discussion Paper. DPO Australia noted in the submission that we support introduction of a more open Disability Employment Services (DES) market that offers; greater participant choice and control; recognition for improved…

Call for Stronger Engagement with People with Disability in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

Civil Society NDIS Statement to the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) and the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA)  A diverse partnership of representative organisations of people with disability, disability advocacy organisations and disability peak bodies have come together to call for stronger engagement with people with disability and our organisations in all aspects of the…

Media Release: Call for Action to End Indefinite Detention of People with Disability

Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) welcomes the report on the Indefinite Detention of People with Cognitive and Psychiatric Impairment, which was tabled yesterday by the Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs. The report outlines 32 recommendations for concerted law reform and justice measures as well as the development of integrated policies and programs to…

Disabled People’s Organisations Australia Opposes Omnibus Bill Budget Changes

Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) recently made a submission to the Senate Committee on Economics to oppose budget measures contained in the ‘Omnibus Bill’ that will have a negative impact on people with disability.  These measures include: Changes to the Newly Arrived Residents Waiting Period Changes to backdating of Carers Allowance Removal of the DSP for…

ACDA Submission to Department of Communications and the Arts Communications Accessibility: 2016 and Beyond (May 2016)

In May 2016 the Australian Cross Disability Alliance (ACDA) provided a submission to the Australian Government Department of Communications and the Arts consultation ‘’Communications Accessibility: 2016 and Beyond’’, specifically in regard the future of the National Relay Service (NRS). In the submission ACDA emphasised  that all people with disability have a right to equal access to communication under…