Archive of posts tagged 'disability'

Federal Government must fix gaping hole in the Disability Discrimination Act

February 11, 2019

People with disability have been dealt a blow, with the Federal Government refusing to fix a significant problem with the law that stops discrimination in employment, education, transport and more. ‘We are deeply disappointed that the Federal Attorney-General has ruled … read more

Submission to the Third Review of the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport 2002

December 12, 2018

PIAC’s submission reiterated many of our concerns from our submission to the Second Review, particularly as few of those issues had been satisfactorily addressed in the time since then. This included concerns surrounding the lack of transparency in implementation of … read more

Submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission Human Rights and Technology Consultation

September 29, 2018

PIAC’s submission examines the issue of access to technology, and lack of access to technology, and how this impacts the rights of people experiencing homelessness. This particularly relates to unreliable access to mobile phones, including internet data, and how this … read more

Submission to NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into Implementation of the NDIS

August 7, 2018

PIAC provided a short submission to the NSW Parliamentary Committee examining implementation of the NDIS. This included expressing support for the role of specialist, independent disability advocacy organisations. While the NSW Government recently committed to funding disability advocacy for another … read more

Submission to The Law Council of Australia: ‘The Justice Project’

October 9, 2017

PIAC’s submission in response to the Law Council of Australia’s series of consultation papers addresses the issue of access to justice with respect to four groups: People with a disability People experiencing homelessness Prisoners and detainees, and People seeking asylum. … read more

Submission re Transport for NSW Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2017-2021

September 1, 2017

PIAC’s submission in response to the Consultation Draft Transport for NSW Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2017-2021 suggests a number of improvements to ensure public transport services are more accessible for and inclusive of people with disability. This includes recommendations for … read more

Voting rights: making polling places accessible to all

March 24, 2017

If you have a mobility disability and have had trouble accessing a polling booth in your electorate, PIAC wants to hear from you. We’re planning to take coordinated legal action to drive improvements to accessibility at polling places so that … read more

Northern Territory detention no place for children with disabilities

February 3, 2017

In 2016 PIAC was engaged to represent the First Peoples Disability Network (Australia) (FPDN) before the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory. Young Indigenous people are significantly over-represented in the child protection and … read more

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