Submission to Third Review of the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport 2002 (Transport Standards)
In December 2018, Disabled Peoples Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) provided a submission to the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities Issues Paper: Third Review of the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport 2002 (Transport Standards).
In response to the issues paper, DPO Australia conducted a survey across our membership to capture the public transport experiences of people with disability and incorporated their feedback into our submission.
The submission also draws upon our submissions, collective input into national policy and legislation, and joint representative advocacy DPO Australia undertakes within national transport forums e.g. our membership on the National Accessible Public Transport Advisory Committee. We assert that the international human rights framework must underpin the human rights protections of people with disability.
Download the submission below.