Tag: Legislation

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…

DPO Australia Recommends Parliament Reject Budget Savings (Omnibus) Bill 2017

Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) welcomes the opportunity to provide our views on the Budget Savings (Omnibus) Bill 2017.   DPO Australia opposes the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Omnibus Savings and Child Care Reform) Bill 2017 and recommends that it be rejected by the Parliament. We note with concern that this Bill contains a range…

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…

Media Release: Peak Disability Group Condemns Decision to Deny Deaf Juror Equal Access

Today the High Court of Australia unanimously rejected an appeal from Gaye Lyons, a Queensland women who had been turned down for jury service because she requires as Auslan interpreter to participate in proceedings. “The decision is very disappointing”, says peak national disability group, Disabled Persons Organisations Australia (DPO Australia). “However, we won’t be deterred…