nf74_bhfi-Test demographics survey General questions In this survey we will first ask you some general questions about you and/or your organisation. We will then ask you questions about the challenges and issues encountered by assistance animal users as a result of differences across states and territories regulatory regimes. We will also ask you questions about your views on the development of a nationally consistent approach to assistance animals.What is your email address? What state or territory do you live in? Australian Capital Terriitory New South Wales Northern Territory Queensland South Australia Tasmania Victoria Western Australia Outside Australia Are you responding as an individual or as a representative of an organisation? Individual Organisation HiddenWhat is your organisation? What type of assistance animal training does your organisation provide?For example, support for vision, hearing, mobility, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or alert response (diabetes, epilepsy) HiddenWhat area best describes where you provide services?You can pick more than one option. City Regional area Rural/Remote area N/A What best describes you?You can pick more than one option. Assistance animal training organisation Assistance animal trainer Disability peak body Service provider A person living with disability A carer, family member or friends of a person with disability An advocate for people with disability Work for a disability organisation Other (please specify below) HiddenIf you chose ‘other’, what best describes you? Survey QuestionsQuestion 1: People with disability using assistance animals have reported challenges when visiting states or territories outside of where their assistance animal is registered. What are the challenges?You can pick more than one option. Access to transport is denied Access to public spaces is denied Access to accommodation is denied The registration of the assistance animal is not accepted in another state/territory. Are there any other specific challenges? Can you provide any specific examples? Question 2: An option to address these challenges could be the development of national principles*, to provide consistent registration and/or accreditation criteria for assistance animals, across states and territories.What do you think national principles should include? You can pick more than one option. Accreditation requirements for assistance animal trainers and/or training Minimum assistance animal training standards A single national Public Access Test for assistance animals Evidence of disability and need for an assistance animal Nationally recognised identity card for a handler and an assistance Nationally recognised logo or branding (for example, dog harnesses) *National principles would form guidelines that would need to be considered alongside state and territory regulation and accreditation. Do you have any other suggestions? Question 3: Apart from national principles, what other changes could be made to solve the challenges identified in question 1? Question 4: Should there be registration and/or accreditation of assistance animals, other than dogs? Yes No If Yes, please provide further details. For example, which animal? Could these animals meet standards of hygiene and behaviour that are appropriate for an animal in a public place? Question 5: Do you have any other comments or suggestions relating to the recognition of assistance animals at a national level?Thank you for your feedback.EmailThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.