Past reviews of the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport

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Past Reviews

Section 31 of the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 provides that the Attorney-General may formulate standards in relation to the provision of public transport services and facilities. The Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport 2002 (the Transport Standards) were made under Section 31, and took effect on 23 October 2002. Information on the Transport Standards is available on the Australian Government Attorney-General's Department website.

Part 34 of the Transport Standards requires the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, in consultation with the Attorney-General, to review the efficiency and effectiveness of the Transport Standards. A review is required within five years of the Transport Standards coming into effect and every five years thereafter.

2012 Review

The 2012 review was undertaken by the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development in consultation with the Attorney-General's Department, the Accessible Public Transport Jurisdictional Committee, the Accessible Public Transport National Advisory Committee and the Aviation Access Forum. The Department provided a final written report for consideration by the Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development in consultation with the Attorney-General. The Transport Standards review Issues Paper was made available for download with the closing date for submissions of 31 May 2013. The draft report of the review was publicly released by the Department on 9 May 2014. The final report and Australian Government response on the second review was publicly released by the Australian Government on 10 July 2015.

Recording of the Executive Summary of the Review of the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport

Public Submissions to the review

Below is a link to a list of all submissions provided to the Department. Submissions marked confidential or those that were determined to contain private or confidential information have not been provided in full. All submissions provided to the Department were given consideration in the conduct of the review.

‘The submissions published on this website have been made available as part of a public consultation process. The submissions do not necessarily represent the views of the Department or indicate a commitment to a particular course of action’

Submissions Guided by the Issue Paper
#Date (2013)AuthorDOCRTFPDF
1 07 January Andrew Evans Confidential
2 09 January Mariana Oppermann Confidential
3 17 January Deaf Victoria DOC: 128 KB RTF: 230 KB PDF: 280 KB
4 31 January Queenslanders with Disability Network (QDN) DOC: 214 KB RTF: 227 KB PDF: 149 KB
5 13 February Aids & Equipment Action Alliance (AEAA) DOC: 263 KB RTF: 1799 KB PDF: 67 KB
6 01 March Rhonda Joseph Confidential
7 01 March Sunshine Coast Access Advisory Network (SCAAN) Confidential
8 04 March Jason Stehn DOC: 41 KB RTF: 51 KB PDF: 33 KB
9 14 March Sheila King Confidential
10 14 March Brian Rogers DOC: 22 KB RTF: 4 KB PDF: 46 KB
11 25 March Raili Simojoki DOC: 24 KB RTF: 13 KB PDF: 97 KB
12 04 April Disability Justice Advocacy Inc DOC: 218 KB RTF: 299 KB PDF: 121 KB
13 23 March Ray Jordan DOC: 460 KB RTF: 2200 KB PDF: 85 KB
14 05 April Judith Loriente Confidential
15 08 April Metro Tasmania DOC: 28 KB RTF: 41 KB PDF: 136 KB
16 09 April Heather Milton Confidential
17 11 April John McPherson Confidential
18 11 April Eric Martin and Associates DOC: 149 KB RTF: 251 KB PDF: 149 KB
19 19 April Brisbane City Council DOC: 750 KB RTF: 7110 KB PDF: 4522 KB
20 19 April Darwin Community Legal Service DOC: 92 KB RTF: 96 KB PDF: 58 KB
21 22 April Chris Stewart DOC: 29 KB RTF: 29 KB PDF: 27 KB
22 14 April City of Whitehorse DOC: 35 KB RTF: 80 KB PDF: 44 KB
23 22 April Darebin City Council DOC: 3610 KB RTF: 503 KB PDF: 189 KB
24 23 April Northern Territory Department of Transport DOC: 5258 KB RTF: 161 KB PDF: 66 KB
25 22 April City of Melbourne Disability Advisory Committee DOC: 272 KB RTF: 132 KB PDF: 205 KB
26 16 April John Deshon Pty Ltd DOC: 634 KB RTF: 190 KB PDF: 55 KB
27 23 April Council of Social Services of NSW DOC: 840 KB RTF: 358 KB PDF: 120 KB
28 26 April Public Transport Ombudsman Victoria DOC: 221 KB RTF: 1177 KB PDF: 277 KB
29 26 April Local Government NSW DOC: 69 KB RTF: 298 KB PDF: 174 KB
30 02 May Deaf Children Australia DOC: 58 KB RTF: 433 KB PDF: 1153 KB
31 26 April Australian Airports Association DOC: 631 KB RTF: 588 KB PDF: 538 KB
32 24 April The City of Newcastle DOC: 1648 KB RTF: 1648 KB PDF: 2754 KB
33 26 April Maroondah City Council DOC: 1651 KB RTF: 143 KB PDF: 1269 KB
34 26 April City of Playford Confidential
35 26 April Health Science Planning Consultants DOC: 55 KB RTF: 304 KB PDF: 569 KB
36 07 April Physical Disability Council of NSW DOC: 3781 KB RTF: 231 KB PDF: 955 KB
37 26 April Guide Dogs Association of SA & NT DOC: 64 KB RTF: 983 KB PDF: 43 KB
38 26 April Marrickville Council Confidential
39 29 April Anthony Keyzer Confidential
40 26 April Spinal Injuries Association Confidential
41 30 April Canberra Airport Confidential
42 09 May Christine Richards Confidential
43 07 May Eastern Transport Coalition DOC: 1390 KB RTF: 1388 KB PDF: 746 KB
44 01 May Western Sydney Community Forum Confidential
45 13 May Kevin Finlayson DOC: 23 KB RTF: 10 KB PDF: 15 KB
46 15 May Neville Manson DOC: 33 KB RTF: 36 KB PDF: 433 KB
47 21 May Maribyrnong City Council DOC: 109 KB RTF: 124 KB PDF: 1186 KB
48 22 May National Disability Services DOC: 1852 KB RTF: 1849 KB PDF: 718 KB
49 23 May City of Great Geelong DOC: 34 KB RTF: 105 KB PDF: 1921 KB
50 24 May Sean Tyrell Confidential
51 25 May Sharon Marriott DOC: 8 KB RTF: 61 KB PDF: 15 KB
52 28 May Knox City Council DOC: 43 KB RTF: 112 KB PDF: 1394 KB
53 30 May Bus Industry Confederation DOC: 552 KB RTF: 4156 KB PDF: 4360 KB
54 29 May Yarra Ranges Council DOC: 5494 KB RTF: 5494 KB PDF: 3693 KB
55 28 May Equal Opportunity Commission of Sout Australia DOC: 214 KB RTF: 74 KB PDF: 340 KB
56 30 May Royal Blind Society of South Australia DOC: 432 KB RTF: 563 KB PDF: 436 KB
57 30 May Australian Blindness Forum Confidential
58 31 May ACT Human Rights Commission DOC: 84 KB RTF: 277 KB PDF: 1045 KB
59 26 April National Disability Strategy Implementation Reference Group DOC: 394 KB RTF: 897 KB PDF: 7999 KB
60 26 April National People with Disabilities and Carer Council DOC: 130 KB RTF: 31 KB PDF: 170 KB
61 31 May Queensland Rail DOC: 233 KB RTF: 233 KB PDF: 4142 KB
62 31 May Yarra Trams DOC: 7548 KB RTF: 3379 KB PDF: 16973 KB
63 31 May COTA Australia DOC: 68 KB RTF: 69 KB PDF: 377 KB
64 30 May Guide Dogs Australia Confidential
65 31 May Australian Federation of Disability Organisations DOC: 115 KB RTF: 240 KB PDF: 557 KB
66 31 May Queensland Advocacy Inc DOC: 84 KB RTF: 726 KB PDF: 198 KB
67 31 May Spinal Cord Injuries Australia DOC: 484 KB RTF: 2320 KB PDF: 4058 KB
68 31 May People with Disabilities WA Inc DOC: 173 KB RTF: 492 KB PDF: 756 KB
69 31 May Physical Disability Australia Confidential
70 27 May Youth Disability Advocacy Service DOC: 58 KB RTF: 140 KB PDF: 638 KB
71 03 June Peter Fletcher DOC: 763 KB RTF: 801 KB PDF: 3161 KB
72 03 June Ranil Ratnayeke Confidential
73 03 June Australasian Railway Association and V-Line Confidential
74 03 June Regional Aviation Association of Australia DOC: 1440 KB RTF: 1440 KB PDF: 4385 KB
75 06 June QLD Department of Transport and Main Roads DOC: 1166 KB RTF: 5055 KB PDF: 6028 KB
76 04 June Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination Commission DOC: 2464 KB RTF: 1567 KB PDF: 6817 KB
77 05 June Western Australian Department of Transport DOC: 172 KB RTF: 5617 KB PDF: 1392 KB
78 05 June Public Interest Advocacy Centre Ltd DOC: 1090 KB RTF: 1090 KB PDF: 1812 KB
79 06 June Daniel Ong DOC: 62 KB RTF: 440 KB PDF: 1488 KB
80 06 May Scott Hutton DOC: 68 KB RTF: 319 KB PDF: 703 KB
81 07 June Metro Trains Melbourne Confidential
82 10 June People with Disabilities ACT DOC: 273 KB RTF: 1852 KB PDF: 517 KB
83 13 June Tasmanian Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources DOC: 94 KB RTF: 225 KB PDF: 294 KB
84 12 June Tech 4 Life DOC: 49 KB RTF: 521 KB PDF: 1048 KB
85 17 June Australian Taxi Industry Association DOC: 78 KB RTF: 165 KB PDF: 508 KB
86 17 June Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission DOC: 1668 KB RTF: 1668 KB PDF: 2626 KB
87 17 June Blind Citizens Australia DOC: 275 KB RTF: 395 KB PDF: 1404 KB
88 18 June ACT Government DOC: 65 KB RTF: 143 KB PDF: 231 KB
89 18 June Assistive Technology Suppliers Australasia Inc DOC: 1166 KB RTF: 1165 KB PDF: 975 KB
90 1 July Victorian Council of Social Services DOC: 423 KB RTF: 518 KB PDF: 2585 KB
91 11 July Whittlesea Disability Network DOC: 1097 KB RTF: 505 KB PDF: 2181 KB
92 15 July COTA Victoria DOC: 109 KB RTF: 1362 KB PDF: 1152 KB
93 12 August Victorian Department of Transport DOC: 3918 KB RTF: 5393 KB PDF: 9110 KB
94 04 October South Australian Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure DOC: 54 KB RTF: 153 KB PDF: 187 KB
95 02 December Transport for New South Wales DOC: 1176 KB RTF: 5732 KB PDF: 471 KB
Submissions Guided by the Draft Transport Standards review report
#Date (2014)AuthorDOCRTFPDF
1 13 May Brenda Rawlins Confidential
2 16 May Sharon Marriott Confidential
3 28 May Jason Stehn DOC: 26 KB RTF: 41 KB PDF: 29 KB
4 3 June Mark McKenzie DOC: 23 KB RTF: 32 KB PDF: 17 KB
5 3 June Personalized Cabs No.1 Confidential
6 3 June Karen Dettman Confidential
7 4 June Personalized Cabs No.2 DOC: 27 KB RTF: 46 KB PDF: 626 KB
8 19 June Eric Martin and Associates DOC: 202 KB RTF: 3169 KB PDF: 247 KB
9 22 June Nigel Caswell DOC: 28 KB RTF: 43 KB PDF: 12 KB
10 25 June Local Government Association of Queensland DOC: 367 KB RTF: 2516 KB PDF: 2496 KB
11 26 June Kay Maclean Confidential
12 26 June Daniel Graham Confidential
13 3 July Public Interest Advocacy Centre Ltd DOC: 312 KB RTF: 6014 KB PDF: 290 KB
14 6 July Sheelagh Daniels-Mayes DOC: 54 KB RTF: 77 KB PDF: 220 KB
15 6 July Dr David Squirrell DOC: 48 KB RTF: 85 KB PDF: 156 KB
16 9 July Multiple Sclerosis Australia DOC: 501 KB RTF: 7695 KB PDF: 1674 KB
17 10 July Regional Express DOC: 226 KB RTF: 4129 KB PDF: 1081 KB
18 10 July South Australian Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure DOC: 1530 KB RTF: 26941 KB PDF: 280 KB
19 11 July Royal Auomobile Club of Queensland DOC: 60 KB RTF: 329 KB PDF: 1552 KB
20 11 July Regional Aviation Association of Australia DOC: 413 KB RTF: 3289 KB PDF: 1290 KB
21 11 July Ashfield Council DOC: 92 KB RTF: 1220 KB PDF: 2969 KB
22 11 July Bus Industry Confederation DOC: 621 KB RTF: 12473 KB PDF: 3966 KB
23 11 July Vision Australia DOC: 699 KB RTF: 3568 KB PDF: 806 KB
24 11 July Victorian Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commission DOC: 173 KB RTF: 990 KB PDF: 506 KB
25 13 July John McPherson DOC: 197 KB RTF: 867 KB PDF: 2518 KB
26 11 July Restore Our Rail DOC: 27 KB RTF: 66 KB PDF: 24 KB
27 13 July All Aboard Network DOC: 91 KB RTF: 315 KB PDF: 70 KB
28 14 July Australian Institute of Architects DOC: 80 KB RTF: 349 KB PDF: 342 KB
29 14 July Combined Pensioners and Superannuants Association of NSW DOC: 290 KB RTF: 290 KB PDF: 257 KB
30 14 July Whittlesea Disability Network DOC: 72 KB RTF: 309 KB PDF: 39 KB
31 14 July Marrickville Council DOC: 314 KB RTF: 314 KB PDF: 187 KB
32 14 July Queenslanders with Disability Network (QDN) DOC: 427 KB RTF: 427 KB PDF: 493 KB
33 14 July Carers NSW DOC: 2516 KB RTF: 2516 KB PDF: 95 KB
34 14 July Local Government NSW DOC: 160 KB RTF: 610 KB PDF: 71 KB
35 14 July Health Science Planning Consultants DOC: 90 KB RTF: 2147 KB PDF: 22 KB
36 14 July Public Transport Ombudsman Limited DOC: 3855 KB RTF: 3855 KB PDF: 18989 KB
37 14 July Blind Citizens Australia DOC: 107 KB RTF: 1215 KB PDF: 652 KB
38 14 July Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS) DOC: 1081 KB RTF: 1081 KB PDF: 6105 KB
39 14 July Spinal Injuries Australia DOC: 219 KB RTF: 308 KB PDF: 368 KB
40 14 July Local Government Association of Tasmania DOC: 4227 KB RTF: 4235 KB PDF: 1607 KB
41 14 July Council of Social Service of NSW (NCOSS) DOC: 98 KB RTF: 1148 KB PDF: 2198 KB
42 14 July Obvius Access Consultants DOC: 947 KB RTF: 1103 KB PDF: 966 KB
43 14 July Cerebral Palsy League DOC: 192 KB RTF: 192 KB PDF: 523 KB
44 15 July Alzheimer's Australia NSW DOC: 63 KB RTF: 192 KB PDF: 262 KB
45 15 July Queensland Advocacy Inc DOC: 60 KB RTF: 326 KB PDF: 219 KB
46 16 July Transport for NSW DOC: 2118 KB RTF: 2114 KB PDF: 4809 KB
47 16 July SCOPE DOC: 6697 KB RTF: 6697 KB PDF: 3233 KB
48 16 July Queensland Disability Advisory Council Confidential
49 16 July Australia Blindness Forum DOC: 178 KB RTF: 178 KB PDF: 463 KB
50 10 July City of Darebin DOC: 967 KB RTF: 11736 KB PDF: 1636 KB
51 18 July Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads DOC: 899 KB RTF: 899 KB PDF: 5379 KB
52 22 July Australian Taxi Industry Association DOC: 63 KB RTF: 149 KB PDF: 199 KB
53 24 July Brisbane City Council DOC: 507 KB RTF: 507 KB PDF: 2095 KB
54 25 July Spinal Cord Injuries Australia DOC: 4351 KB RTF: 4351 KB PDF: 673 KB
55 30 July Victorian Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure DOC: 3953 KB RTF: 3961 KB PDF: 5469 KB
56 30 July ACT Human Rights Commission DOC: 69 KB RTF: 69 KB PDF: 139 KB
57 12 August Australasian Railway Association DOC: 143 KB RTF: 7894 KB PDF: 2448 KB
58 27 August South Australian Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure DOC: 610 KB RTF: 610 KB PDF: 2408 KB

Implementation of Recommendations

Following the release of the review report and Australian Government response, the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development is implementing the review recommendations with a major focus on Recommendations 1 and 4.

Reform of the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport 2002 (Transport Standards)

The Australian Government recognises that 17 years after inception some parts of the Transport Standards may not be meeting the current and future needs of people with disability or provide sufficient flexibility or guidance to providers and operators in their efforts to fulfil their obligations under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992. On 2 August 2019, the Transport and Infrastructure Council endorsed a set of guiding principles for the reform process going forwards. The reform process will establish the National Accessible Transport Taskforce and the National Accessible Transport Steering Committee and learn from the previous modernisation process which was led by NAPTAC.

The Whole Journey: A guide for thinking beyond compliance to create accessible public transport journeys

Recommendation 4 of the Second Review of the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport proposed the development of accessibility guidelines for a whole of journey approach to public transport to act as a planning tool. The Australian Government supported this recommendation, which has resulted in the development of The Whole Journey: A guide for thinking beyond compliance to create accessible public transport journeys.

2007 Review

The Allen Consulting Group was engaged to undertake the 2007 review of the Transport Standards. The review's issues paper was released in May 2007 to assist stakeholders in providing submissions. A shortened issues paper was provided for people with an intellectual disability. The final report on the review, prepared by the Allen Consulting Group, was released by the Australian Government on 3 June 2011. The Allen Consulting Group also undertook further analysis on one of the key recommendations outlined in the final report. A copy of the ‘RIS analysis of Dedicated School Bus exclusions option’ is available for download. Following close consideration of the review final report and its recommendations, the Australian Government finalised a response to the review. The Government's response was released in conjunction with the final report on 3 June 2011.

Recording of the Executive Summary of the Review of the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport

Public Submissions and Hearings

Submissions were invited in response to both the 2007 issues paper and the draft review report released in January 2008. A list of the submissions received is below.

Submissions Guided by the Issue Paper
Date PostedAuthorFile Downloads
June 11, 2007 Alex Naughton-Smith RTF: 2 KB PDF: 25 KB
July 18, 2007 Helen Dare RTF: 4 KB PDF: 45 KB
July 18, 2007 Spinal Injuries Association RTF: 15 KB PDF: 81 KB
July 18, 2007 Short Statured Peoples Association (WA Branch) RTF: 1 KB PDF: 25 KB
July 24, 2007 Royal Society for the Blind RTF: 10 KB PDF: 76 KB
July 24, 2007 Australian Airports Association RTF: 10 KB PDF: 88 KB
July 29, 2007 Access for All Alliance RTF: 40 KB PDF: 523 KB
August 7, 2007 City of Stirling Confidential Submission
August 7, 2007 Sally Eves RTF: 9 KB PDF: 60 KB
August 7, 2007 Deafness Forum of Australia RTF: 18 KB PDF: 699 KB
August 14, 2007 Australian Federation of Disability Organisations RTF: 48 KB PDF: 348 KB
August 17, 2007 Blind Citizens Australia RTF: 35 KB PDF: 268 KB
August 16, 2007 Ashfield Access Committee RTF: 3 KB PDF: 4 KB
August 21, 2007 Wellington Shire Council RTF: 33 KB PDF: 277 KB
August 22, 2007 Allen Ringland RTF: 24 KB PDF: 976 KB
August 22, 2007 District Council of Grant (Hard copy) RTF: 2403 KB PDF: 7934 KB
August 22, 2007 Australasian Rail Association RTF: 68 KB PDF: 376 KB
August 22, 2007 Margo Hodge RTF: 39 KB PDF: 195 KB
August 22, 2007 Association for the Blind WA RTF: 14 KB PDF: 105 KB
August 23, 2007 Joint Industry Response—Australasian Rail Association,
Australian Taxi Industry Association,
International Association of Public transport (UITP),
Bus Industry Confederation of Australia.
PDF: 102 KB
August 23, 2007 Rob Pyne RTF: 52 KB PDF: 79 KB
August 23, 2007 City of Onkaparinga RTF: 12 KB PDF: 3816 KB
August 23, 2007 South West Advocacy Association RTF: 5 KB PDF: 70 KB
August 23, 2007 East Gippsland Transport Working Group RTF: 24 KB PDF: 212 KB
August 23, 2007 Disability Discrimination Legal Centre (NSW) RTF: 81 KB PDF: 290 KB
August 23, 2007 Local Government Association of NSW and Shires Association of NSW RTF: 19 KB PDF: 187 KB
August 23, 2007 Queenslanders with Disability Network RTF: 15 KB PDF: 398 KB
August 23, 2007 Australian Local Government Association RTF: 13 KB PDF: 578 KB
August 23, 2007 People with Disability Australia RTF: 35 KB PDF: 241 KB
August 24, 2007 Western Australian Local Government Association RTF: 36 KB PDF: 247 KB
August 20, 2007 Hazel Myers RTF: 9 KB PDF: 86 KB
August 24, 2007 Vision Australia RTF: 32 KB PDF: 210 KB
August 24, 2007 Tasmanian Government Confidential Submission
August 24, 2007 Yarra Trams RTF: 19 KB PDF: 131 KB
August 24, 2007 Regional Aviation Association of Australia RTF: 48 KB PDF: 148 KB
August 24, 2007 South Australian Government Confidential Submission
August 24, 2007 Cairns Community Legal Centre RTF: 37 KB PDF: 271 KB
August 24, 2007 Physical Disability Council of NSW RTF: 158 KB PDF: 443 KB
August 24, 2007 Disability Australian Limited RTF: 12 KB PDF: 95 KB
August 24, 2007 Anti-Discrimination Commission Queensland RTF: 28 KB PDF: 126 KB
August 24, 2007 Public Transport Authority of WA RTF: 43 KB PDF: 104 KB
August 24, 2007 David Frick RTF: 5 KB PDF: 46 KB
August 24, 2007 Far North Queensland Tour Operators Association RTF: 65 KB PDF: 2385 KB
August 24, 2007 Kingsford Legal Centre RTF: 11 KB PDF: 138 KB
August 24, 2007 Greg Killeen Confidential Submission
August 24, 2007 Local Government Association of SA RTF: 12 KB PDF: 2067 KB
August 24, 2007 Age Friendly Bus Project—The University of Queensland RTF: 108 KB PDF: 317 KB
August 24, 2007 Qantas PDF: 861 KB
August 24, 2007 Inter-agency Access Forum RTF: 56 KB PDF: 335 KB
August 24, 2007 Queensland Department of Transport RTF: 163 KB PDF: 826 KB
August 24, 2007 Australian Taxi Industry Association RTF: 60 KB PDF: 1292 KB
August 24, 2007 Local Government Association of Queensland RTF: 7 KB PDF: 72 KB
August 24, 2007 Guide Dogs NSW/ACT RTF: 2 KB PDF: 43 KB
August 24, 2007 Allergy and Environmental Sensitivity
Support and Research Association
Confidential Submission
August 24, 2007 Hervey Bay City Council Confidential Submission
August 24, 2007 Southern Sydney Regional Organisation
of Councils (SSROC) Access Forum
RTF: 44 KB PDF: 185 KB
August 24, 2007 Holroyd City Council Confidential Submission
August 24, 2007 Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission RTF: 45 KB PDF: 248 KB
August 24, 2007 Yooralla RTF: 4 KB PDF: 55 KB
August 24, 2007 Inner West Community Transport RTF: 7 KB PDF: 294 KB
August 24, 2007 Newcastle City Council RTF: 9 KB PDF: 120 KB
August 24, 2007 Hilary Rumley RTF: 16 KB PDF: 196 KB
August 24, 2007 Public Interest Advocacy Centre RTF: 414 KB PDF: 4167 KB
August 25, 2007 ParaQuad NSW Confidential Submission
August 27, 2007 Regional Express Confidential Submission
August 27, 2007 Joint submission: People with Disabilities WA,
Ministerial Advisory Council on Disabilities,
Disability Services Commission of Western Australia
RTF: 44 KB PDF: 202 KB
August 27, 2007 Epilepsy Action Australia RTF: 7 KB PDF: 64 KB
August 27, 2007 Victorian Council of Social Service RTF: 37 KB PDF: 2897 KB
August 28, 2007 John Clarke Confidential Submission
August 29, 2007 Northern Rivers Social Development Council PDF: 210 KB
August 30, 2007 Victorian Government Department of Infrastructure RTF: 42 KB PDF: 939 KB
August 31, 2007 National Ethnic Disability Alliance PDF: 133 KB
September 4, 2007 New South Wale Bus and Coach Association RTF: 5 KB PDF: 71 KB
September 4, 2007 Peter Simpson RTF: 4 KB PDF: 108 KB
September 6, 2007 Disability Services Queensland PDF: 422 KB
September 11, 2007 Spinal Cord Injuries Australia RTF: 32 KB PDF: 169 KB
September 7, 2007 Human Rights Commission ACT RTF: 47 KB RTF: 297 KB
September 3, 2007 Max Murray RTF: 45 KB PDF: 221 KB
September 6, 2007 National Council on Intellectual Disability RTF: 19 KB PDF: 206 KB
September 14, 2007 Physical Disability Council of Australia RTF: 75 KB PDF: 540 KB
September 14, 2007 Western Australian Department of Planning and Infrastructure RTF: 112 KB PDF: 146 KB
September 14, 2007 Council for Social Services of New South Wales RTF: 24 KB PDF: 288 KB
September 14, 2007 VirginBlue RTF: 55 KB
September 14, 2007 Alan Ringland (second submission) RTF: 15 KB PDF: 139 KB
September 14, 2007 Australian Taxi Industry Association (second submission) PDF: 54 KB
September 14, 2007 Australian Taxi Industry Association (second submission) PDF: 2037 KB
September 14, 2007 Bus Industry Confederation RTF: 14 KB PDF: 80 KB
September 14, 2007 Association of Consultants in Access Australia RTF: 75 KB PDF: 877 KB
October 31, 2007 ACT Government RTF: 36 KB PDF: 255 KB
December 10, 2007 NSW Government RTF: 59 KB PDF: 353 KB
October 31, 2007 Northern Territory Government RTF: 42 KB PDF: 226 KB
September 23, 2007 Simon Darcy PDF: 642 KB
September 27, 2007 Penrith City Council PDF: 48 KB
Submissions Guided by the Draft Transport Standards review report
Organisation/IndividualDate ReceivedFile Downloads
1 William Hunter January 24, 2008 RTF: 9 KB PDF: 131 KB
2 Alan Ringland February 3, 2008 RTF: 4 KB PDF: 57 KB
3 ParaQuad Victoria February 19, 2008 RTF: 15 KB PDF: 55 KB
4 Dr Lindy Gulland March 20, 2008 RTF: 3 KB PDF: 43 KB
5 Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia March 27, 2008 RTF: 8 KB PDF: 146 KB
6 East Gippsland Shire Council March 27, 2008 RTF: 8 KB PDF: 84 KB
7 NCOSS March 27, 2008 PDF: 17 KB
8 Parramatta City Council March 28, 2008 RTF: 5 KB PDF: 65 KB
9 Victorian Local Government Disability Planners Network March 28, 2008 RTF: 24 KB PDF: 136 KB
10 Outdoor Media Association March 28, 2008 RTF: 2 KB PDF: 44 KB
11 National Ethnic Disability Alliance March 31, 2008 RTF: 6 KB PDF: 146 KB
12 Age Friendly Buses Project, University of Queensland March 31, 2008 RTF: 16 KB PDF: 183 KB
13 Independent Living Centre NSW March 31, 2008 RTF: 12 KB PDF: 197 KB
14 Virgin Blue March 31, 2008 PDF: 33 KB
15 Sutherland Shire Council March 31, 2008 RTF: 8 KB PDF: 85 KB
16 WA Disability Services Commission March 31, 2008 PDF: 113 KB
17 Australian Federation of Disability Organisations—Amended April 14, 2008 RTF: 26 KB PDF: 226 KB
18 Newcastle City Council March 31, 2008 RTF: 9 KB PDF: 125 KB
19 Human Rights Commission ACT March 31, 2008 RTF: 7 KB PDF: 137 KB
20 Bus Industry Confederation March 31, 2008 RTF: 13 KB PDF: 95 KB
21 Municipal Association of Victoria March 31, 2008 RTF: 18 KB PDF: 63 KB
22 Greg Killen (confidential) March 31, 2008 Confidential Submission
23 Australian Local Government Association March 31, 2008 RTF: 11 KB PDF: 556 KB
24 Local Government Association of SA March 31, 2008 RTF: 13 KB PDF: 120 KB
25 LINK Community Transport March 31, 2008 RTF: 19 KB PDF: 198 KB
26 Glen Ford March 31, 2008 RTF: 3 KB PDF: 37 KB
27 Blind Citizen Australia March 31, 2008 RTF: 23 KB PDF: 249 KB
28 SCI Australia March 31, 2008 RTF: 13 KB PDF: 126 KB
29 Interagency Access Forum March 31, 2008 RTF: 24 KB PDF: 1702 KB
30 Wellington Shire Council March 31, 2008 RTF: 13 KB PDF: 183 KB
31 Australian Railways Association March 31, 2008 PDF: 636 KB
32 Australian Taxi Industry Association March 31, 2008 PDF: 74 KB
33 Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils Ltd March 31, 2008 RTF: 18 KB PDF: 124 KB
34 Kay Maclean March 31, 2008 RTF: 10 KB PDF: 29 KB
35 Deaf Access Victoria March 31, 2008 RTF: 7 KB PDF: 99 KB
36 Yarra Trams March 31, 2008 RTF: 6 KB PDF: 53 KB
37 NSW Government March 31, 2008 RTF: 14 KB PDF: 98 KB
38 Sydney Legacy March 31, 2008 PDF: 1754 KB
39 People With Disabilities ACT March 19, 2008 PDF: 1958 KB
40 Penrith Photo-Voice Project January 30, 2008 PDF: 3506 KB
41 Hobson Bay City Council March 10, 2008 PDF: 1494 KB
42 UnitingCare Community Options March 31, 2008 PDF: 3295 KB
43 Victorian Equal Opportunities and Human Rights Commission April 14, 2008 RTF: 19 KB PDF: 249 KB
44 Public Interest Advocacy Centre April 10, 2008 RTF: 30 KB PDF: 193 KB
45 Qantas Airways Limited April 9, 2008 PDF: 601 KB
46 People With Disabilities (WA) April 9, 2008 RTF: 6 KB PDF: 90 KB
47 NSW Disability Discrimination Legal Centre April 8, 2008 RTF: 15 KB PDF: 136 KB
48 Physical Disability Council of NSW April 8, 2008 RTF: 81 KB PDF: 307 KB
49 Queensland Department of Transport April 18, 2008 RTF: 62 KB PDF: 537 KB
50 Tasmanian Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources April 18, 2008 Confidential Submission
51 West Australian Department for Planning and Infrastructure April 10, 2008 RTF: 62 KB PDF: 239 KB
52 Northern Territory Government April 2, 2008 RTF: 14 KB PDF: 92 KB
53 South Australian Government April 22, 2008 PDF: 932 KB
54 Victorian Department of Infrastructure, Public Transport Division May 6, 008 PDF: 143 KB

All interested organisations and individuals were invited to attend a public hearing for this review. These hearings provided an opportunity to speak directly with members of the review team, and for the review team to ask questions in response.
Hearings were conducted in the following locations and transcripts from these hearings are available for download below:

DateLocationVenueHearing Transcripts
11 July, 2007 Dubbo Dubbo RSL
Cnr Brisbane & Wingewarra Sts
Dubbo
02 6882 4411
RTF: 96 KB PDF: 407 KB
12 July, 2007 Bendigo Hunter House
57 Queen St
Bendigo
03 5442 2466
RTF: 196 KB PDF: 630 KB
16 July, 2007 Hobart Mercure
156 Bathurst St
Hobart
03 6232 6255
RTF: 162 KB PDF: 668 KB
17 July, 2007 Launceston Tram Shed
4 Invermay Rd
Launceston
03 6331 6115
RTF: 68 KB PDF: 357 KB
18 July, 2007 Perth Engineers Aust
712 Murray St
West Perth
08 9321 3340
RTF: 152 KB PDF: 284 KB
19 July, 2007 Kalgoorlie Railway Motel & Function Centre
33-51 Forrest st
Kalgoorlie WA
08 9088 0000
RTF: 54 KB PDF: 257 KB
19 July, 2007 Sydney Northcott
1 Fennell St
North Parramatta
02 9890 0116
RTF: 153 KB PDF: 617 KB
20 July, 2007 Sydney 2 Northcott
1 Fennell St
North Parramatta
02 9890 0116
RTF: 208 KB PDF: 826 KB
26 July, 2007 Canberra Saville Park Suites
84 Northbourne Ave
Canberra
02 6243 2500
RTF: 227 KB PDF: 951 KB
30 July, 2007 Brisbane Mercure
85 North Quay
Brisbane
07 3237 2477
RTF: 136 KB PDF: 574 KB
31 July, 2007 Townsville Southbank
23 Palmer St
Townsville
07 7426 5222
RTF: 117 KB PDF: 505 KB
6 August, 2007 Adelaide DIRC
195 Gilles St
Adelaide
08 8236 0555
RTF: 178 KB PDF: 725 KB
7 August, 2007 Melbourne YWCA
409 Elizabeth St
Melbourne
03 8327 2777
RTF: 213 KB PDF: 867 KB
7 August, 2007 Mt Gambier Commodore on the Park
Jubilee Hway
Mt Gambier
08 8724 8400
RTF: 79 KB PDF: 404 KB
7 August, 2007 Darwin Crowne Plaza
Mitchell St
Darwin
08 8982 4953
RTF: 98 KB PDF: 441 KB
8 August, 2007 Melbourne 2 YWCA
409 Elizabeth St
Melbourne
03 8327 2777
RTF: 111 KB PDF: 461 KB
8 August, 2007 Alice Springs Alice Springs Convention Centre
93 Barrett Dr
Alice Springs
08 8950 0200
RTF: 201 KB PDF: 827 KB

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Last Updated: 27 August, 2019