Submissions & Consultations

National disability Strategy – stage 2 consultations now open

Closing date: October 31, 2020

The Australian Government is leading the development of a new National Disability Strategy to replace the current National Disability Strategy when it finishes at the end of 2020. The ‘Right to opportunity’ consultation report has been released and is available in a variety of accessible formats. The second stage of consultations with people with disability will commence in the last week of July with the release of a National Disability Strategy Position Paper and the opening of a public submission process that seeks people’s views on the proposals on the Position Paper.

Advocacy case studies needed for DRC submission

endent disability advocacy is vital in safeguarding rights, responding to and preventing violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability. To demonstrate this important work, DANA is collecting case studies, stories, examples and quotes to include in its submissions to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (the Disability Royal Commission or DRC for short).

Participant First: Help shape the NDIS

The Participant First Initiative Is an opportunity for NDIS participants, their nominees, their carers or people with disability who are not NDIS participants to help shape and reform the NDIS. The NDIA want to hear from you about the best ways to improve their approach and to Help improve their policies, services, templates and more.

Second review of the Premises Standards 2010:

Closing date: November 30, 2020

The Premises Standards are reviewed every 5 years and this is the second review.

The purpose of the Premises Standards is to make sure people living with a disability and their family members, carers and friends have equal access to public buildings and that building certifiers, developers and managers fulfil their responsibilities to people with disabilities under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 Are you affected by the Premises Standards? Are the Standards working as intended and where could they be improved? You can make a submission by writing a letter, phone, uploading a video, or respond to an online survey.