Policy

 

AFDO provides representation on a wide range of issues that affect the lives of people with disability: from education, to employment, public transport, access to health, income support, community participation and access to justice for people with disability.

Our focus is to inform the development and refinement of legislation through consumer driven, evidence based policy, led by our members  for people with disability. We work to ensure that the review of current legislation and development of new legislation is fair and representative of people with disability.

People with disability and their consumer organisations have identified that the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and improving the workforce participation of people with disability are two of the most critical issues requiring attention. We believe that the following is essential:

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

  • Ensure eligible people receive quality services
  • Identify and address the needs of people who are not eligible for NDIS support
  • Build the capacity for organisations and individuals to participate
  • Advocate for appropriate investment

Employment & workforce participation

  • Employment reform which places people with disability and employers at the centre
  • Reframe the employment of people with disability as a core component of economic growth and productivity
  • Build relationships and partnerships with industry peaks and employers
  • Examine opportunities which can help shape and reform the employment system 

 

Policy submissions 

2018

AFDO Submission to the Department of Treasury outlining our views regarding priorities for the 2018 -19 Budget.  February 2018  Word DOCX, 572KB, 34 pages

 

2017

Joint Submission by PWdWA & AFDO to the Inquiry into the need for laws in Western Australia to allow citizens to make informed decisions regarding their own end of life choices, November 2017  DOCX, 846KB, 22 pages

AFDO Submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Economics on the Medicare Levy Amendment (National Disability Insurance Scheme Funding) Bill 2017 and 10 related bills, September 2017 DOCX, 438KB, 7 pages

AFDO Submission to the Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme inquiry into transitional arrangements for the NDIS, August 2017  DOCX, 723KB, 11 pages

AFDO, DANA Joint Submission on the National Disability Insurance Scheme Amendment (Quality and Safeguards Commission and Other Measures) Bill 2017, August 2017  DOCX, 432KB, 25 pages 

AFDO Submission to the Department of Social Services - 2nd Progress Report on the National Disability Strategy, August 2017  DOCX,732KB, 13 pages 

AFDO Submission to the Productivity Commission National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Costs Issues Paper, July 2017  DOCX, 628kb, 26 pages

AFDO Submission to the Senate Inquiry into inclusive and accessible communities, April 2017  DOCX, 3.2MB, 59 pages 

AFDO Submission to the Productivity Commission National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Costs inquiry, March 2017  DOCX, 2.6MB, 16 pages

 

2016

AFDO Submission to the National Disability Employment Framework, November 2016
DOCX, 196KB, 45 pages (Submission)
DOCX, 86KB, 39 pages (Appendix)

AFDO Submission to the National Disability Employment Framework, July 2015
DOCX, 133KB, 15 pages

 

2014

DANA Submission to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee: The inadequacy of existing residential care arrangements for young Australians with severe disabilities, 2014
PDF, 822KB, 10 pages

AFDO Response - Social Security Legislation Amendment (Strengthening the Job Seeker Compliance Framework) Bill 2014

AFDO National Report - What consumers really think about DES, September 2014
PDF,  870KB, 36 pages

AFDO National Disability Strategy Report - Five years on, August 2014
PDF, 780KB, 42 pages

DANA, NEDA, AFDO Joint Submission on Affordable Housing, March 2014 
PDF, 621KB, 21 pages

 

2013

Access to Justice Submission to Productivity Commission, November 2013
PDF, 133KB, 7 pages