Our work

Our work

The Assistive Technology for All Alliance has made submissions to a number of public inquiry and review processes. You can access our previous submissions below.

Media release: Government Urged to Address Gap for People with Disability Excluded from the NDIS

November 2020

Submission to the review of the National Disability Strategy

October 2020

We recognise that the National Disability Strategy is a blueprint for the progressive realisation of the rights set out under the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. As such, our submission:

  • Highlights the role that assistive technology plays in promoting, protecting, and upholding the rights of people with disability.
  • Outlines current gaps in the provision of assistive technology to people with disability who are excluded from the NDIS.
  • Advocates the need for the new National Disability Strategy to urgently address existing service gaps for people with disability who are excluded from the NDIS.
  • Demonstrates the need for a harmonised and nationally consistent assistive technology program to meet the needs of people with disability who are excluded from the NDIS.

Submission to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability

August 2020

This submission was drafted in response to the Royal Commission’s Issues Paper on rights and attitudes, published in April 2020. It focuses on the Government’s failure to provide equitable access to assistive technology for people with disability who are excluded from the NDIS. It also highlights the fact that systemic ageism is evident in current government policies and presents as an attitudinal barrier affecting older Australians’ equitable access to assistive technology.

Submission to the review of the Victorian State Disability Plan

May 2020

The comments provided in this submission focus on key issues that impact on access to assistive technology for Victorians with disability who are excluded from the NDIS. We demonstrate how addressing these issues will help to ensure Victoria is fulfilling its obligations under the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the National Disability Strategy.

Submission to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

December 2019

The comments provided in this submission focus on key areas that impact on access to assistive technology for older people with disability, many of whom are now forced to access the support they need under the aged care system. The issues raised throughout this submission address each of the Royal Commission’s Terms of Reference (ToR), including:

  • ToR a) as it relates to the extent to which aged care services meet the needs of people accessing them
  • ToR b) as it relates to how best to deliver aged care services
  • ToR c) as it relates to the future challenges and opportunities for delivering accessible, affordable and high-quality aged care services to people living at home and in remote, rural and regional Australia
  • ToR d) as it relates to what the Australian Government can do to strengthen the system of aged care services
  • ToR e) as it relates to ensuring that aged care services are person-centred
  • ToR f) as it relates to how best to deliver aged care services in a sustainable way, including through innovative models of care, increased use of technology, and investment in the aged care workforce and capital infrastructure.

2020/21 Pre-budget Submission

December 2019

The comments provided in this submission focus on key areas that impact on access to assistive technology for older people with disability. In this submission, we demonstrate the need for urgent funding to be allocated to increase access to assistive technology for people with disability who are excluded from the NDIS.