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Transport Access under NDIS


Arising from TDSA’s Thinking BIG Symposium in March 2017 focused on the transport component within the NDIS.   This followed a similarly focused Symposium held in 2016.

TDSA hears from both people with disabilities, their support agencies and transport-only community transport organisations stories of the inequity and inequality of the application of  NDIS policy in relation to transport.

This inequity and inequality is both in terms of across the State as the scheme is rolled out and within each region across time from roll-out implementation; let alone the differences evident across Australian states and territories.

These concerns led TDSA to bring together interested and concerned persons to form a working party to lobby a range of stakeholders in relation to the inequity and inequality of transport access by participants under the NDIS.

Who Transport Access under NDIS working party is

We’re an alliance of representative groups, organisations and people with disabilities who identify major issues with transport access under the NDIS in Qld.

Our key message

Transport THE enabler for NDIS participant’s goals

Our Issues

  1. NDIS participants are losing out on choice and control of their goals and plans.
  2. Inflexible and inconsistent application of national policy determination that transport included in core supports can be used flexibly by the participant
  3. Disparity both across Qld and within a NDIA region over time in how ‘transport’ is ‘handled’ within the participant planning meeting and subsequently when implementing the agreed plan.

Who to influence (no order of priority)  

  • Concerned Queenslanders  eg people with disabilities, disability sector agencies, peak bodies, community sector agencies, community transport operators …. and more
  • NDIA – Corporate, Regional, Local
  • Media –  voters of Australia, public opinion
  • Federal Government- PM, Cabinet, Dept, electorates
  • State Government – Premier, Cabinet, Dept, electorates
  • Local Government – Mayor, Councillors, agencies, wards

Initial Goal

Get our issues tabled & heard at September2017 Senate Joint Standing Committee on NDIS.

Want to know more?

Convenor:    Hilary Maloney


Mobile: 0417594999

Phone:  07-38494193