Submissions

Part of the role of our office is to influence policy and legislation to improve the lives and opportunities of people with impaired decision-making capacity. To do so, we have produced submissions in the areas of:

  • disability
  • mental health
  • a range of other areas of inquiry relevant to people with impaired decision-making capacity.

National Disability Insurance Scheme

Submission on improving the NDIS experience: Establishing a Participant Service Guarantee and removing legislative red tape (October 2019)

Submission on the Disability Services and Other Legislation (NDIS) Amendment Bill 2019 (April 2019)

Submission on the transitional arrangements for the NDIS (August 2017)

Submission on the National Disability Insurance Scheme Amendment (Quality and Safeguards Commission and Other Measures) Bill 2017 (July 2017)

Submission on the NDIS code of conduct discussion paper (June 2017)

Submission on the provision of NDIS services for people with psychosocial disabilities related to a mental health condition (February 2017)

Submission on the review of the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013 (October 2015)

Submission on the NDIS quality and safeguarding framework (April 2015)

Submission on the NDIS quality and safeguarding framework—Restrictive practices (April 2015)

Feedback on the NDIS framework for information, linkages and capacity building (March 2015)

Submission on the NDIS rules consultation paper (March 2013)

Submission on the National Disability Insurance Scheme Bill 2012 (January 2013)


Law and justice

Submission on the proposed Australian tribunal guidelines for maximising the participation of the person in guardianship/administration proceedings (January 2019)

Submission on the Australian national standards for working with interpreters in courts and tribunals (July 2016)

Submission on the proposed State Penalties Enforcement Registry work and development order program (July 2016)

Submission on the indefinite detention of people with cognitive and psychiatric impairment in Australia (April 2016)

Submission on the need for a disability justice plan in Queensland-A strategy to reduce criminal activity (July 2014)

Submission on the Equality, capacity and disability in Commonwealth laws discussion paper (June 2014)

Submission on equality, capacity and disability in Commonwealth laws (December 2013)

Submission on access to justice in the criminal justice system for people with disability (August 2013)


Other

Submission on the Brisbane City Council draft Inclusive Brisbane Plan 2019-2029 (February 2019)

Submission for the review of the Disability Services Act 2000 (Qld) (November 2018)

Submission on the national disability agreement review (August 2018)

Submission on the Towards an all abilities Queensland Consultation Paper (February 2017)

Submission on the New Disability Employment Services from 2018 Discussion Paper (December 2016)

Submission on the review of the national disability advocacy program (June 2016)

Submission on the Disability Services and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 (January 2016)

Submission on the review of the national disability advocacy framework (August 2015)

Submission on violence, abuse and neglect against people with disability in institutional and residential settings (June 2015)

Submission on the adequacy of residential care for young people with disability (February 2015)

Submission on the Disability Services (Restrictive Practices) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 (December 2013)

Submission on the regulation of restrictive practices in the Disability Services Act 2006 and the Guardianship and Administration Act 2000 (August 2013)

Submission on the proposed national framework for reducing the use of restrictive practices in the disability service sector (June 2013)

Submission on the involuntary or coerced sterilisation of people with disabilities in Australia (February 2013)

Submission on the Serious Incident Response Scheme for Commonwealth funded residential aged care (October 2019)

Submission on the Health Transparency Bill and Regulation 2019 (September 2019)

Submission on the Quality of Care Amendment (Minimising the Use of Restraints) Principles 2019 (August 2019)

Submission on better banking for vulnerable customers (May 2019)

Submission on aged care, end-of-life and palliative care and voluntary assisted dying (April 2019)

Submission to the Royal Commission on Aged Care Quality and Safety (April 2019)

Submission on the Human Rights Bill 2018 (November 2018)

Submission on the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Bill (September 2018)

Submission on the quality of care in residential aged care facilities (February 2018)

Submission on the Guardianship and Administration and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 (September 2017)

Submission on an integrated home care program to support older Australians discussion paper (August 2017)

Submission on the effectiveness of the aged care quality assessment and accreditation framework (August 2017)

Submission on the single aged care quality framework (April 2017)

Submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission elder abuse discussion paper (March 2017)

Submission on the Australian Law Reform Commission elder abuse issues paper (August 2016)

Submission to the Queensland human rights inquiry (April 2016)

Submission on the Social Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 (May 2015)

Submission on the Public Guardian Bill 2014 (April 2014)

Submission on the Communities Legislation (Funding Red-Tape Reduction) Amendment Bill 2014 (February 2014)

Submission on serious invasions of privacy in the digital era (November 2013)

Submission on the care and management of younger and older Australians living with dementia and BPSD (May 2013)

Submission on the value of a justice reinvestment approach to criminal justice in Australia (March 2013)

Submission on the Queensland Child Protection Commission of Inquiry February 2013 Discussion Paper (March 2013)