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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…

Media Release: Outstanding Disability Leaders Recognised in National Awards

People with disability, from around Australia, have been recognised by their peers for their outstanding leadership and achievements in the inaugural National Awards for Disability Leadership held today, International Day of People with Disability. “People with disability have come together to celebrate the strong expertise and talent of our community in our own National Awards,…

National Awards for Disability Leadership, 3 December 2018

The National Awards for Disability Leadership recognise and celebrate the extraordinary contribution and leadership shown by disabled people and our organisations in Australia today. These Awards reflect what is important to disabled people and the ways that we are effecting change and pursuing equality for our community. They recognise outstanding achievements by individuals, or disabled…

Disability Sector Welcomes Australian Government Sponsorship of National Awards for Disability Leadership

DPO Australia welcomes today’s announcement from Assistant Minister for Social Services, Housing and Disability Services, Sarah Henderson, that the Australian Government will partner with us to support the 2018 National Awards for Disability Leadership, to be held on 3 December 2018. The National Awards for Disability Leadership are an initiative of the Disability Leadership Institute…

Vale Paul Cain

DPO Australia is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our esteemed colleague Paul Cain.   Paul was a staunch and fearless advocate for the rights of people with disability, particularly in the areas of inclusive education and employment. Paul was an advocate of great integrity, intellect, passion, and commitment. We are indebted to…

Public Transport Survey for People with Disability

DPO Australia knows that people with disability are faced with many barriers when accessing or using public transport. We would like to hear from people with disability about their public transport experiences. We want to know if buses, trains, planes, taxis, trams, ferries, and other forms of public transport (e.g. Uber) meet your transport needs.…