On 12 February 2021, the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications released the Reform of the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport: Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (Consultation RIS). This Consultation RIS is available on the Department's website.
The Consultation RIS presents amendments to references to the Australian Standards and policy options for 16 areas of reform throughout the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport 2002 (Transport Standards). The reforms intend to modernise the Transport Standards to ensure they are effective and meet the needs of people with disability. The Department is currently seeking feedback on the Consultation RIS, the public consultation period will close on April 23rd 2021.
For more information on ways to provide feedback on the Consultation RIS see: www.infrastructure.gov.au/transport/disabilities/have-your-say