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Disability Parking Permit Scheme
Saturday 25 July 2009
Although it's too late to attend the information sessions mentioned below, you can still submit a response:
Harmonisation of Disability Parking Permit Schemes in Australia
New disability parking scheme – have your say
The Australian Government is seeking community feedback about the proposed Australian Disability Parking Scheme. The scheme aims to provide a new permit that is recognised across Australia and improved rules around its use.
The Australian Government announced $3 million in the 2009/10 Federal Budget to develop the scheme across Australia.
On 26 May 2009 the Parliamentary Secretary for Disability and Children’s Services, the Hon Bill Shorten MP, launched a discussion paper and announced that public consultations will take place about the scheme.
How can I take part?
To have your say about the proposed scheme, you can attend an information session or fill in a submission form which is attached to the discussion paper.
The public information sessions are in June 2009 in each capital city plus Alice Springs, Cairns and Townsville. It is essential to RSVP if you want to attend a session.
Contact 1800 630 740, 1800 555 677 (TTY) to RSVP or get a copy of the discussion paper. You can also view the online copy of the discussion paper.
Alternative versions of the discussion paper are available from the call centre in Easy English, on CD, in Braille or in another language.
Have your say
You can email your completed submission to firstname.lastname@example.org or post it to:
Australian Disability Parking Scheme submissions (East Wing)
Submissions must be received by 5pm AEST Friday 31 July 2009.
A summary of the feedback from the consultations and submissions will be published on this website.
To learn about the proposed changes in your state or territory, see the below fact sheets.
You can access the discussion paper here.
And you can download the submission form either on their Submissions page or here:
Here's the Society's submission:
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