Submissions & Consultations

Public consultation on financial enduring powers of attorney model laws

Closing date: November 29, 2023

Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department (AGD) has commenced public consultation on financial enduring powers of attorney model laws – please see: The Victorian Department of Justice and Community Safety encourages organisations and/or your national peak bodies to provide feedback directly to the Commonwealth AGD through the survey questions or a separate submission by 29 November 2023. … Continued

Ableist Cities Symposium – calling for abstract submissions

The Ableist Cities Symposium is back this year and organisers are calling for abstract submissions. This free one-day symposium will examine topics of accessibility in Australian cities, thirty years on from the introduction of the landmark Disability Discrimination Act and the social model of disability as a framework for examining barriers in place for people with disability. … Continued

The Advocacy Standards Project

Closing date: November 28, 2023

The Advocacy Standards is a joint OPAN and Disability Advocacy Network Australia (DANA) project, which aims to develop an Australian standard that has formal recognition and standing in the advocacy sector. To have your say, you can attend an online or face-to-face session that will be held in Brisbane, Perth and Melbourne in November.

Accessible toilets consultations

CultureVerse is conducting research on behalf of the Victorian Government (Department of Families, Fairness and Housing) on accessible toilets. We are interested in interviewing people with a lived experience of disability from multicultural backgrounds who require a high level of help toileting or changing. The purpose of the interviews is to better understand the level … Continued

National Housing and Homelessness Plan

The Australian Government is making a National Housing and Homelessness Plan. Inclusion Australia wrote a submission talking about barriers to safe, affordable and inclusive housing for people with an intellectual disability.

Victoria Police Accessibility Action Plan 2024-26

Closing date: December 18, 2023

Consultation for the next Victoria Police Accessibility Action Plan (AAP) 2024-2026 is now open. As part of this, Victoria Police has released a community survey seeking input from people with disability, families, carers, community members, and the disability sector. The survey is an opportunity for the disability community to help shape the next AAP. Listening … Continued

Survey on accessing Disability Service Providers and support workers

Closing date: December 21, 2023

Spinal Cord Injuries Australia (SCIA) has put together a survey on accessing Disability Service Providers and support workers. SCIA understand it has been a struggle for some with finding service providers that have the capacity to assist, with a shortage of quality and well-trained support workers. SCIA would like to get a better idea of how … Continued