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, freedom of movement, and independence of people with disability. The right to liberty of movement is enshrined in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) to which Australia is a party.
In addition to the submission, DPO Australia endorsed submissions made by our state based colleagues at Queenslanders with Disability Network (QDN) and People with Disabilities Western Australia (PWDWA).
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