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.

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

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).

2020 Review – Disability Standards for Education 2005

Closing date: September 25, 2020

The Standards help to make sure students with disability can access and participate in education and training on the same basis as students without disability. This supports people with disability to be able to participate fully in society and have more opportunities throughout their life. The Review is asking whether the Standards are doing their job and, if not, how they could be improved. You can have your say by joining a webinar consultation, responding to a survey or making a submission.

Inquiry into access to TAFE for learners with disability

Closing date: October 16, 2020

The Committee is interested in views, insights and experiences on how learners with disability can be supported to access and fully participate in TAFE programs in Victoria. The Committee would like to hear about the social and economic benefits of improving access to TAFE for learners with disability, the experiences of learners with disability accessing and participating in TAFE programs, barriers to learners with disability accessing TAFE and ideas for addressing these, amongst other things.

SIL Cost Model Review

Closing date: October 25, 2020

The NDIA is conducting a review of Supported Independent Living (SIL) price controls, with the possibility of adding price limits specific to SIL to a future Price Guide, subject to NDIA Board approval. The SIL Issues Paper will examine the cost drivers and differences that arise in the delivery of attendant care in a shared living arrangement, seek perspectives on the appropriateness of the assumptions and parameters used in the Disability Support Worker Cost Model for attendant care supports in shared living arrangements, and seek to refine the assumptions and parameters for setting SIL price limits.