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Submissions Archive

This is an archive of PDCN submissions which are more than 18 months old. If you are looking for one of our more recent submissions please see our main Submissions, Responses and Reports page.

If you wish to obtain a copy of any of these submissions in Word document format please contact us on our Contact page or by emailing admin@pdcnsw.org.au.

2019 Submissions

 

Submission to the Austroads Motorised Mobility Devices Discussion Paper

September 2019
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Feedback to the City of Sydney: Draft Policy and Guidelines for Inclusive and Accessible Public Spaces and Events

June 2019
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Submission to the NSW Legislative Council’s Standing Committee on Social Issues Inquiry into the provisions of the Ageing and Disability Commissioner Bill 2019

May 2019
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Submission for The Department of Social Services and the National Disability Insurance Agency – NDIS Thin Markets Project

May 2019
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Feedback to the City of Sydney: Draft Local Approvals Policy and Code of Practice: Hoisting and Construction Activities in Public Places

May 2019
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Feedback to City of Sydney: New City Centre Playground Proposal at Cook + Phillip Park

February 2019
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National Transport Commission: Barriers to the Safe Use of Innovative Vehicles and Motorised Mobility Devices

February 2019
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2018 Submissions

PDCN submitted letter of Feedback – Australian Guardianship and Administration Council: Review of the draft guidelines on the participation of the proposed represented person in guardianship and financial management/ administration hearings

December 2018
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PDCN submitted letter of Feedback – Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities: Third Review of the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport 2002

November 2018
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PDCN submitted letter of Feedback – Australian Building Codes Board: Accessible Housing Options Paper

November 2018
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Joint standing committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme: Assistive Technology

September 2018
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Parliament of NSW: Inquiry into the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme and the provision of disability services in New South Wales (August 2018)

August 2018
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Department of Social Services: Supported School Transport and Transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme

July 2018
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UNSW Social Policy Research Centre: National Disability Strategy Review

July 2018
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KPMG (on behalf of the Department of Social Services): Specialist Disability Accommodation Pricing and Payments Framework Review

June 2018
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City of Sydney: Social Sustainability Policy and Action Plan

May 2018
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Parliament of Australia: Senate standing committee on rural and regional affairs and transport: the need for regulation of mobility scooters, also known as motorised wheelchairs

March 2018
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Submission for Department of Social Services Ensuring a strong future for supported employment

March 2018
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NSW Law Reform Commission: Review of the Guardianship Act 1987 draft proposals

February 2018
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Submission regarding application for an exemption under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth): Birchgrove Ferry

February 2018
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Submission for icare Lifetime Care Review of the Lifetime Care and Support Guidelines

January 2018
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2017 Submissions

Review of the NSW iVote Internet and Telephone Voting System. Submission for Roger Wilkins AO and the NSW Electoral Commission

December 2017

 

Transport for NSW: Transport Disability Incentives and Subsidy Review discussion Paper

November 2017

 

Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal: Issues Paper: Review of Taxi Fares in NSW and Taxi Licences Outside Sydney from July 2018

October 2017

 

Submission for the Department of Premier and Cabinet Draft Electoral Bill 2017

September 2017

 

Submission for the Transport for NSW Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2017 – 2021 Consultation Draft

September 2017

 

Submission for joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme – Transitional arrangements for the NDIS

August 2017

 

Submission for the City of Sydney – Review of the Draft Inclusion (Disability) Action Plan 2017 – 2021

June 2017

 

Submission for the Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs – Delivery of Outcomes Under the National Disability Strategy 2010 – 2010 to build accessible and inclusive communities

April 2017

 

Submission for the Productivity Commission – Review of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Costs

March 2017


2016 Submissions

Review of the NSW Guardianship Act 1987

October 2016

 

Proposal for Change to the National Construction Code to provide accessibility in housing – Letter to the Minister for Planning

June 2016

 

Submission to the Department of Social Services
Review of the National Disability Advocacy Program

June 2016

 

Submission for the NDIA: Information, Linkages and Capacity Building Commissioning Framework – Consultation Draft

April 2016

 

Submission for the NSW Department of Fair Trading. Statutory review of the Residential Tenancies Act 2010 (NSW)

January 2016


2015 Submissions

Submission for Australian Government. Department of Social Services. Review of National Advocacy Framework.

July 2015

 

Submission for Australian Government Department of Industry and Science Review of Disability (Access to Premises – Building) Standards 2010.

June 2015

 

Submission for the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) Information, Linkages and Capacity Building Policy Framework Discussion Paper

March 2015

 

Submission for National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) Proposal for National Disability Insurance Scheme Quality and Safeguarding Framework Consultation Paper.

March 2015

 

Submission for the Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs Adequacy of existing residential care arrangements available for young people with severe physical, mental or intellectual disabilities in Australia

February 2015


2014 Submissions

Submission on the Epping to Chatswood Temporary Transport Plan as part of the North West Rail

November 2014

 

Submission on the Review of Fees for the NSW Trustee and Guardian

October 2014

 

Submission on the City of Sydney, Creative City: Draft Cultural Policy and Action Plan 2014-2024

June 2014

 

Submission on the Australian Law Reform Commission – Equality, Capacity and Disability in Commonwealth Laws (Discussion Paper)

June 2014

 

Submission on the National Disability Workforce Strategy

June 2014

 

Submission on the City of Sydney’s Sydney New Year’s Eve Inclusion (Disability) Action Plan

May 2014

 

Submission on the City of Sydney Draft Inclusion (Disability) Action Plan 2014-17

March 2014

 

Submission on the NSW Disability Inclusion Bill Submission 2014

February 2014

 

Submission on the 12th Review of the NSW Accident Authority

Prepared for The Law and Justice Committee NSW Parliament by The Physical Disability Council of NSW.
January 2014

 

Submission on the Australian Law Reform Commission – Equality, Capacity & Disability in Commonwealth Laws

January 2014

 

Submission on the National Disability Insurance Agency Draft Strategic Plan 2013-2016 PDCN Comment

January 2014


2013 Submissions

Submission on the Lifetime Care and Support Authority Review of Advisory Board

November 2013

 

Submission on the Directions Report: Emergency Egress for all Occupants 2013

November 2013

 

Submission on the Roads & Maritime Services Warning and Directional- TGSIs

September 2013

 

Submission on the City of Sydney Draft Public Toilet Strategy 2013

September 2013

 

Submission on the Draft Paper Consumers, the Health System and Health Literacy: Taking Action to Improve Safety and Quality

September 2013

 

Submission on the Review of the Issue Paper – Access to Justice to the Criminal Justice System For People With Disability

Prepared for the Australian Human Rights Commission
July 2013

 

Review of the Footwear and Orthotic Guidelines Enable NSW

Prepared for the NSW Government -Department of Health – Enable NSW
July 2013

 

Submission on The City of Sydney Neighbourhood Parking Policy Draft for Discussion

July 2013

 

Submission on the Review of the White Paper – A New Planning System for NSW

Prepared for the NSW Government – NSW Planning and Infrastructure.
June 2013

 

Submission on the Draft Metropolitan Strategy for Sydney

Prepared for the NSW Government – NSW Planning and Infrastructure.
June 2013

 

Submission on Reducing the Risk of Restrictive Practices in the Disability Service Sector

Prepared for the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.
June 2013

 

Submission on the Review of the Creative City: Cultural Policy Discussion Paper

Prepared for the City of Sydney.
May 2013

 

Submission on Living Longer Living Better: Aged Care Reform in Action

Prepared for the Australian Government – Department of Health and Ageing.
May 2013

 

Submission on the Review of the DDA Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport

Prepared for the Commonwealth Department of Infrastructure and Transport, and Attorney General’s Department.
April 2013

 

Submission on the Review of the Draft Service Charter

Prepared for the NSW Government – Ageing, Disability and Home Care.
April 2013

 

Submission on the Review of the Draft Boarding House Regulations 2013

Prepared for the NSW Government – Ageing, Disability and Home Care
March 2013

 

Submission on the Disability Services Act

Prepared for the NSW Department of Family and Community Services Ageing, Disability and Home Care Development of New Disability Legislation.
February 2013

 

Submission on Improving the Employment Participation of People with Disability in Australia

Response to the Commonwealth Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.
February 2013

 

Submission on the National Disability Insurance Scheme Bill 2012

Submission to Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia – House of Representatives.
January 2013