Our Submissions

Our submissions are a collective voice of independent advocacy, to ensure the voices of people with disability are included in all policy and advocacy work. 

Through our endorsed and joint submissions, we work alongside our member and associate organisations to elevate systemic changes.

You can read our DANA submissions, joint submissions and endorsed submissions below.

Latest Submission News

The Administrative Review Tribunal Bill

JANUARY 2024Enhancing the ART Bill: Recommendations for a More Equitable TribunalThe Administrative Review Tribunal (ART) is set to replace the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT), offering an opportunity to improve administrative review processes. However, several...

Disability Royal Commission Response Consultation

JANUARY 2024Disability Representative Organisations (DROs) have raised key issues and concerns in a joint submission on Australian Government’s response to the final report of the Royal Commission into Violence Abuse Neglect and Exploitation of people with...

Final Submissions

2024

The Australian Government response to the Disability Royal Commission

January 2024
Department of Social Services (DSS)

PDF  |  Word

2023

COVID-19 Response Inquiry

December 2023

PDF  |  Word

Pre Budget Submission from the Disability Advocacy Sector

November 2023
Federal Government

PDF

A stronger, more diverse and independent community sector

November 2023
Department of Social Services (DSS)

PDF | Word

Housing and Homelessness Plan

October 2023
Department of Social Services (DSS)

Word  |  PDF

Consumer policy response to the NDIS Review, “What we have heard” report

August 2023
NDIS Review

PDF

Advocacy funding submission, NDIS Review

August 2023
NDIS Review

Word   |   PDF

National Health and Climate Strategy submission

July 2023
Climate Advocacy

Word   |   PDF

2022

Independent Disability Advocacy – Submission to the Disability Royal Commission

December 2022
Disability Royal Commission

PDF

Submission on the National Disability Advocacy Framework

July 2022
Disability Advocacy

PDF

Endorsed and Joint Submissions

2024

Disability Royal Commission Response Consultation

Submitted January 2024
Joint submission from Disability Representative Organisations

Word   |   PDF

2023

Disability Employment Centre of Excellence

Submitted December 2023
Joint submission from Disability Representative Organisations

Word   |   PDF

Disability Services and Inclusion Bill 2023 (for the Community Affairs Legislation Committee)

Submitted September 2023
Joint submission from Disability Representative Organisations

Word   |   PDF   |   Explanatory Memoranda

Disability Services and Inclusion Bill 2023

August 2023
Joint submission from Disability Representative Organisations

Word   |   PDF

Draft National Strategy for the Care and Support Economy

June 2023
National Coordination Function

Word   |   PDF

Administrative Review Reform

May 2023
NDIS

PDF

Disability Services Act Review: DROs Joint Submission

Februrary 2023
NDIS

PDF  Word

2022

Identified gaps in the scope of work undertaken by the Disability Royal Commission: DROs Joint Submission

November 2022
Disability Royal Commission

PDF

Housing action long overdue for people with disability: Joint statement

August 2022
Disability Royal Commission, People with Disability Australia, Inclusion Australia

Link

National Disability Insurance Scheme appeals at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal: Endorsed submission

June 2022
NDIS, Disability Advocacy NSW, Your Say Advocacy Tasmania, Villamanta Disability Rights Legal Service

PDF

Housing action long overdue for people with disability

Februrary 2022
Disability Advocacy, Inclusion Australia

Link

2021

Unreasonable and unnecessary harms: Joint submission regarding the NDIS internal review and external appeals processes

August 2021
NDIS, Disability Advocacy

PDF

Disability sector statement on the Australian Government’s planned reforms to the NDIS: Joint statement

March 2021
NDIS, Disability Advocacy

Link

2020

Segregation of people with disability is a discrimination and must end: Joint position paper

Februrary 2020
Disability Advocacy

Link

2017

National Disability Insurance Scheme Amendment (Quality and Safeguards Commission and Other Measures)

August 2017
NDIS, AFDO

PDF