The Third Review of the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport 2002 (Transport Standards)

Terms of Reference

As required by Part 34 of the Transport Standards, the third five-year review of the Transport Standards is being undertaken by the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development in consultation with the Attorney-General's Department. Once complete the Department will provide a final written report for consideration by the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development in consultation with the Attorney-General.

Scope

  • As required by Part 34 of the Transport Standards, the 2017 Review will review the efficiency and effectiveness of the Transport Standards and will:
    • assess whether discrimination has been removed, as far as possible, according to the requirements for compliance set out in Schedule 1 of the Transport Standards; and
    • advise on any necessary amendments to the Transport Standards.
  • The Review will focus on:
    • reporting public views on progress towards achievement of targets set out in the Transport Standards;
    • assessing compliance with the requirements set out in Schedule 1 of the Transport Standards, in particular those under Part 3 of Schedule 1;
    • identifying initiatives and actions with respect to removing discrimination from public transport services undertaken by state and territory governments since the 2012 Review; and
    • assessing the progress of the implementation of the response to the 2012 Review

Issues Paper

The Transport Standards review Issues Paper is available for download and submissions closed on 30 November 2018.

  • The Third Review of the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport 2002 (Transport Standards) DOCX: 1870 KBPDF: 487 KB

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Further Information

For information on the Transport Standards, please contact the Secretariat mailbox at DisabilitiesTransportAccessSecretariat@infrastructure.gov.au.

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Last Updated: 27 August, 2019