Topic: Senate Inquiries

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…

Submission to Senate Inquiry Into the Delivery of Outcomes Under the National Disability Strategy 2010-2020

In April 2017 Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) welcomed the opportunity to provide a submission to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee inquiry into the delivery of outcomes under the National Disability Strategy 2010-2010 (NDS) to build inclusive and accessible communities. The NDS is the principal national strategic plan, agreed by all Australian governments, to implement…

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…