Which of the following statements best describes you?
- I’m a parent / guardian or other family member of a person with disability
During the first stage of consultations we heard that the vision and the six outcome areas under the current Strategy are still the right ones. Do you have any comments on the vision and outcome areas being proposed for the new Strategy?
Focus on employment and economic development for people with a disability.
Currently limited support in legislation for private business or large commercial enterprise to take on people with a disability.
Provide awareness and support to make employing people with a disability more attractive.
What do you think about the guiding principles proposed here?
At early stages of program development the experience of people with a disability is considered.
Once programs are rolled out into the community this consultation no longer happens.
Believe in government this design of universality is very recognised theoretically. In private and commercial sectors it is minimally adhered and the legislation is to broadly written.
Broader community are in my experience extremely discriminatory to people with a disabilities. This is due to ignorance,cultural background or pity.
Unaware of any priorty backgrounds that identifed.
Language disability sector uses is not simple English.
Systems, processes and oversight are not clear or simple. If something required further steps these are not clearly identified or explained.
An extreme large amount of responsibility is put on families and careers to navigating, interpreting and advocating for family.
The needs of these circles are not considered in any decison and expectation of these families is often beyond the capacity.
This can be due to age, cultural background and own life (seen large majority of parents having to reduce economic participation to navigate the system is a part time job)
What is your view on the proposal for the new Strategy to have a stronger emphasis on improving community attitudes across all outcome areas?
Believe this will be extremely beneficial.
Large part of the prejudice is see daily is due to lack of exposure to diversity.
This in media is slowly being more visible but the day to day community is not exposed.
How do you think that clearly outlining what each government is responsible for could make it easier for people with disability to access the supports and services they need?
I believe this would assist.
How do you think the Strategy should represent the role that the non-government sector plays in improving outcomes for people with disability?
I think as a human right i think the private sector should be equally as responsible.
I think to implement these systems in a practical way should be rewarded by the government and promoted.
Giving a simple targets that will be easy to implement as time passes those goals can develop.
Simple at supermarkets already did during covid allocating time for for certain people in the community to shop.
Providing training for larger corporations to implement Sles program.
Making suggestions to plazas and large public events to make inclusive.
20 steps the making …. event festival more inclusive. Simple steps that they could then market.
People dont get exposed to people with disabilities in the community regularly.
People with disabilities apart from specialist services, goverment places eg librarys and then parks ect.. most places people spend time for rec and lesuire are accessible. If they do have features they still are difficult to navigate so it becomes a loop they dont access and community is not explosed.
Signs in plazas and supermarkets not in writing in pictures/logos also.
What kind of information on the Strategy’s progress should governments make available to the public and how often should this information be made available?
Basic life goals using Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. Dont think people with disabilities can meet physical needs at times or feel safe.
Development toward these areas as part of action.
Compared to larger portions of the community who i think sit in the esteem area.
Maybe start with bottom two sections and in 5 or so years after commision has ended can review.
I think reporting can only happen annually maybe every 6months but this is a rapid changing area.
What do you think of the proposal to have Targeted Action Plans that focus on making improvements in specific areas within a defined period of time (for example within one, two or three years)?
Feeling confident to know the steps when dont feel safe.
More involved neglect and abuse oversight.
meeting physiological needs as many people live without basic needs.
More opportunities to be employed.
More opportunities to get inclusive education.
Abillity to get a morgage or live in a suitable house and incentives for landlords to rent to people with disabilities (unemployed usually limits options for private rental).
Accessing to healthy food and to be given education about health and cooking.
Accessing to inclusive exercise opportunities within gyms or community.
Access to medical services and hospitals that can communicate and work with people with a disability.
Access to educational services about hygiene and domestic responsibilities.
Also making hygiene services and cleaning products eg mops and diswashers accesible.
How could the proposed Engagement Plan ensure people with disability, and the disability community, are involved in the delivery and monitoring of the next Strategy?
Develop communication with key parties with a disability and develop tools to mitigate the advice so resources can be available.
Is there anything else you would like to share about the ideas and proposals in the position paper?