Delivery of outcomes under the National Disability Strategy 2010-2020 to build inclusive and accessible communities

On 29 November 2016, the Senate referred the following matter to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee for inquiry and report:

The delivery of outcomes under the National Disability Strategy 2010-2020 to build inclusive and accessible communities.

The terms of reference are:

  1. the planning, design, management, and regulation of:
    1. the built and natural environment, including commercial premises, housing, public spaces and amenities,
    2. transport services and infrastructure, and
    3. communication and information systems, including Australian electronic media and the emerging Internet of things;
  2. potential barriers to progress or innovation and how these might be addressed;
  3. the impact of restricted access for people with disability on inclusion and participation in economic, cultural, social, civil and political life; and
  4. any other related matters.

Submissions were sought by 28 April 2017. The reporting date is 13 September 2017.

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3515
Fax: +61 2 6277 5829
community.affairs.sen@aph.gov.au