Submissions & Consultations

National disability Strategy – stage 2 consultations now open

Closing date: September 30, 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.

Jurors with hearing or visual impairments

This community law reform project will consider what changes to legislation and practices should be made to enhance access for people with hearing or vision impairments who wish to serve as jurors in Victoria. At present, the law does not specifically disqualify people with hearing or visual impairments. In practice, though, jury service is usually … Continued

Employment Issues Paper

Closing date: August 14, 2020

The Commission is looking at the experiences of people with disability in employment. Why are people with disability less likely to be employed and have lower incomes than people without disability? The issues paper is also seeking information about people’s experiences of discrimination at work and how well specific programs designed to increase the employment of people with disability are working.

Restrictive Practices issues paper

Closing date: August 28, 2020

This issues paper looks at the use and impact of restrictive practices on people with disability and seeks to find out about the effects of restrictive practice on people with disability. The Commission is also interested in understanding how laws, policies and practices around restrictive practices can be improved to better prevent and protect people with disability from violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation.

First Nations People with Disability issues paper

Closing date: September 11, 2020

This issues paper on the experiences of First Nations people with disability is asking the public to share their views about what they think governments, institutions and communities can do to prevent violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of First Nations peoples with disability.  Examples of laws, policies and practices in different settings that are not working or working well are of particular interest. This can be in areas such as education, healthcare, workplaces, the justice system, home, online communities, and families.

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).