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Our Systemic Advocates regularly respond to Government committees and departments on a range of issues affecting people with disability. Below are our submissions listed by year and month. Some submissions from the Australian Cross Disability Alliance are also listed.

2017

March | Inquiry into the design, scope, cost-benefit analysis, contracts awarded and implementation associated with the Better Management of the Social Welfare System initiative PDF

March | Australian Law Reform Commission Discussion Paper: Protecting the Rights of Older Australians from Abuse (DPOA) Word or PDF

March | Inquiry into Students with a disability or special needs in New South Wales schools PDF

February | Towards an all abilities Queensland consultation paper Word or PDF

February |  Submission to Consultation regarding a Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme in Queensland Word

2016

December | Submission to Fifth National Mental Health Plan - Word

November | Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse: Submission regarding Criminal Justice - Word

October | Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee inquiry into Social Services Legislation Amendment (Budget Repair) Bill 2016 - Word or PDF

October | Foundations for Change - Homelessness in NSW submission - Word or PDF

August | Australian Law Reform Commission Issues Paper: Protecting the Rights of Older Australians from Abuse - Word or ALRC website

June | Department of Social Services (DSS): Review of the National Disability Advocacy Program - Word or PDF

May | Department of Communications and the Arts: Communications Accessibility: 2016 and Beyond - Word

April | 2016-17 PWDA Federal Budget Submission - Word or PDF

April | Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse Consultation Paper: Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse In Out of Home Care - PDF

April | Submission to Inquiry into Indefinite Detention of People with Cognitive and Psychiatric Impairment in Australia - Word or PDF

April | National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA): Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) Position Paper on Draft Pricing and Payments - Word

April | Australian Cross Disability Alliance Response to Victorian Creating Child Safe Institutions Consultation Paper - Reportable Conduct Scheme - Word

March | Submission to the NSW Law Reform Review of the Guardianship Act - Word or PDF

March | Letter to the ACT Government Reportable Conduct Consultation Paper - Word

March | Letter on the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2015 - Word 

March | Submission to Affordable Housing Working Group Issues Paper - Council on Federal Financial Relations, Social Policy division - Word

February | Submission to the NSW Legislative Council Inquiry into Elder Abuse - Word

February | Submission on Blueprint for Family and Domestic Violence Response in NSW - Word

2015

December | Submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission 'Willing to Work' Enquiry - Word

August | Submission to the NSW Legislative Council Inquiry into Vocational Education and Training

August | Submission to Senate Standing Committee on Education and Employment regarding access and attainment for students with disability in school

August | Australian Cross Disability Alliance submission to the Senate Inquiry into Violence, Abuse and Neglect against People with Disability in Institutional and Residential Settings - Word or PDF
| Personal stories and testimonies (Accompanying document to Australian Cross Disability Alliance submission to Senate Inquiry into Violence, Abuse and Neglect against People with Disability in Institutional and Residential Settings) - Word or PDF
| Opening statement to Senate Inquiry - Word

July | Australian Cross Disability Alliance submission on the review of the National Disability Advocacy Framework

July | Joint submission with Women with Disabilities Australia to the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Draft General Comment on Article 6: Women with Disabilities

July | Submission in response to an application by the Department of Social Services for an additional exemption from the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 to use the Business Services Wage Assessment Tool in Australian Disability Enterprises

July | Submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission on the Australasian Railway Association's Exemption Applications

July | Submission on the National Disability Employment Framework Issues Paper

June | Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme Discussion Paper

June | Submission from more than 30 leading Australian academics regarding violence data, coordinated by PWDA and to the Senate Inquiry into Violence, Abuse and Neglect against People with Disability in Institutional and Residential Settings

June | Submission to the National Children's Commissioner's examination of domestic violence and children

JuneSubmission to the NSW Government's Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme Discussion Paper

JuneReview of the Disability (Access to Premises – Building) Standards 2010

June | Submission to Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse Issues Paper 8: Experiences of Police and Prosecution Responses

May Proposal for a National Disability Insurance Scheme Quality and Safeguarding framework - Joint submission with Women with Disabilities Australia

May | Submission to the Third Action Plan of the National Framework for Protecting Australia's Children

Mar | Women with Disabilities Australia Submission to Commitee on the Rights of Personals with Disabilities (CRPD) Commitee on the Right to Education

Mar | NSW Department of Justice Discussion on Limitation Periods in Civil Claims for Child Sexual Abuse

FebPWDA 2015 Federal Budget Submission

Feb | Social Housing in NSW: Discussion Paper Work

Feb | Senate Community Affairs Committee Inquiry into the Adequacy of existing residential care arrangements available for young people with severe phsyical, mental or intellectual disabilities in Australia

2014

Dec | NSW Disability Inclusion Plan Consultation 

 Nov| Senate Community Affairs Committee Inquiry into Out of Home Care

Oct | Considerations of the 4th and 5th Reports of Australia by the Committee to the Convention Against Torture 

Sep | Senate Standing Committee on Finance and Public Administration 'Inquiry into Domestic Violence in Australia' - (Australian Cross Disability Alliance)

Aug | People with Disability Australia (PWDA) Disability Employment Services (DES) Consumer Engagement Project

Aug | Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs References Committee Inquiry into the extent of income inequality in Australia 

Aug | Submission to the consultation on the Interim Report on Welfare Reform 

Aug | NSW Legislative Assembly Public Accounts Committee Inquiry into tenancy management in social housing 

Jul | Submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs inquiry into the Business Services Wage Assessment Tool Payment Scheme Bill 

Jul | Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (2014 Budget Measures No. 1) Bill 2014 and Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (2014 Budget Measures No. 2) Bill 2014 

Jul | Comments and Recommendations in Response to the Consultation Paper: Developing a new disability strategy for Australia’s Aid Program 2015-2020 

Jul | Submissions to Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC): Equality, Capacity and Disability in Commonwealth Laws, Discussion Paper May 2014

Apr | Membership engagement report to The Department of Social Services (DSS) regarding the implementation of the National Disability Strategy 2010-2020 

Apr | Submission to Senate Economic References Committee Inquiry into Affordable Housing 

Mar | Submission to Legislative Council Select Committee Inquiry into Social, Public and Affordable Housing 

Feb | Joint submission to the CRPD on the Draft General Comment on Article 12 of the Convention - Equal Recognition before the Law
Word or PDF 

Feb | Submission to the Senate Inquiry into the prevalence of different types of speech, language and communication disorders and speech pathology services in Australia 

Feb | NSW Disability Inclusion Bill 2014 

Feb | Joint supplementary response regarding Dept of Social Security (DSS) application for exemption from the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 to use the Business Services Wage Assessment Tool (BSWAT)
Word or PDF

Jan | Joint response regarding Dept of Social Security (DSS) application for exemption from the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 to use the Business Services Wage Assessment Tool (BSWAT) 
Word or PDF

Jan | PWDA Submission regarding Review of equal recognition before the law and legal capacity for people with disability 

2013

Oct | PWDA Submission regarding DSS application for exemption in relation to the use of the Business Services Wage Assessment Tool (BSWAT) 

Aug | PWDA Submission to Access to justice in the criminal justice system for people with disability 

Apr | PWDA Submission on the Draft Boarding House Regulation 2013 and associated Regulatory Impact Statement 

Mar | PWDA Submission to the Inquiry into the involuntary or coerced sterilisation of people with disabilities in Australia  

Mar | PWDA Submission regarding the Exposure Draft Boarding Houses Bill 2012 

Mar | PWDA Submission regarding the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Rules Consultation Paper 

Feb | PWDA Submission to NSW Government Discussion Paper on the Reform of the NSW  Disability Services Act 1987 

Feb | Improving the Employment Participation of People with Disability in Australia 

Jan | Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee: The National Disability Insurance Scheme Bill 2012 

2012

Apr | Mid-Term Review of the AusAID Strategy: Development for All - Towards a Disability-Inclusive Australian Aid Program 2009 -2014 

Jan | Consolidation of Commonwealth Anti-Discrimination Laws 

2011

Nov | NSW Attorney General and Justice's review of the Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act 2007 

Oct | Senate Education Employment and Workplace Relations Committee Inquiry into the administration and purchasing of Disability Employment Services in Australia

Sep | NSW Legislative Council Standing Committee on Social Issues Inquiry into Domestic violence trends and issues in NSW PDF only

Jul | Exposure Draft of the ‘Supported Accommodation Innovation Fund’ 

May | Interim Report by the Productivity Commission into Disability Care and Support 

Apr | Joint Submission NEDA and PWDA: Productivity Commission Inquiry into Disability Care and Support 

2010

Dec | Inquiry into the Commonwealth Commissioner for Children and Young People Bill 2010 

Aug | Inquiry into services provided or funded by Ageing, Disability and Home Care 

Aug | Submission: Productivity Commission Inquiry into Long Term Disability Care and Support 

Jul | Public consultation on proposed Youth and Community  Services Regulation 

Jul | Stronger Together Consultation 

Jul | Review of the National Standards for Disability Services

Jul | Summary Submission: Productivity Commission Inquiry on Disability Care and Support 

Feb | Inquiry into the provision of education to students with a disability or special needs 

2009

Dec | Response to the Inquiry into the NSW Taxi Industry 

Nov | RACGP - Review of Standards for General Practice - Joint Submission 

Sep | Everyone, everywhere: recognition of persons with disability as persons before the law

Aug | NSW Legislative Council's Inquiry into Substitute decision-making for people lacking capacity - Joint Submission 

Jul | NGO Shadow Report on Women's Human Rights

Jun | National Human Rights Consultation 

Mar | Draft Disability (Access to Premises - Buildings) Standards