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NCOSS produces numerous submissions and reports on social policy, conference papers and other documents. This section allows you to access and download our online documents. Content spans from 1997 to present, most items older than 3 years will be found under the Resource Archive .


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NCOSS Submission: Includes a discussion of both driver authorisations and a broader accreditation framework, before providing specific answers to questions in Transport for NSW Community Transport Driver Authorisation Discussion Paper.
NCOSS submission: to Transport for NSW on its determination on the release of annual taxi licences.
NCOSS submission: IPART 2012 Review of Taxi Fares in NSW. The taxi industry can be an indispensable transport option for people experiencing disadvantage and who do not have access to alternative forms of transport. Fare increases can result in additional hardship and for this reason, NCOSS does not support further increases in taxi fares above CPI.
NCOSS Submission: IPART Review of Fares for Sydney Ferries' Services from January 2013. NCOSS believes that public transport services should be accessible and affordable to all people, regardless of their income levels.
NCOSS Submission: NCOSS calls for a transport system focused on shaping a fairer, healthier and more sustainable society in our submission to the new Long Term Transport Master Plan for NSW.
NCOSS Submission: Public transport services should be accessible and affordable to all people. Fares should also be set at a level that encourages greater use of these services. NCOSS believes that the proposed approach to determining fares gives adequate consideration to social and environmental impacts.
NCOSS Submission: NCOSS believes that any changes to the Mobility Parking Scheme should be made for the purpose of improving the social inclusion and participation of people with mobility disabilities.
NCOSS Submission: For people who are unable to drive, including people who are unable to afford a car, people with disability, older people and young people, the lack of transport alternatives to the private vehicle can severely limit their ability to participate in society.
NCOSS Submission: Together with the Long-Term Transport Master Plan, the Disability Action Plan represents an opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of people with disability by ensuring our transport system provides a more effective enabling service, rather than presenting barriers to opportunity and independence.
NCOSS Submission: Social and community sector organisations in New South Wales regularly identify transport as a major barrier to access. While transport should be an enabling service, our current system fails to meet the needs of many potential customers, and has become a contributing factor to social exclusion. We are therefore interested in ensuring that changes to the legislation will support a system that is better able to address transport disadvantage through the delivery of more flexible services and a fully integrated system that spans all levels of transport.
NCOSS Submission: NCOSS comments in response to this plan focus on strengthening the Government's ability to achieve its stated objective of reducing social disadvantage. While we strongly support the development of targeted measures to address transport disadvantage, we also believe that consideration of fairness and equity should inform high-level and strategic decision-making processes. We have therefore also provided comments on strengthening the proposed actions in relation to delivering and funding the Long Term Transport Master Plan.
NCOSS Submission: This submission outlines three significant issues relating to the performance of taxi services: short-fare trip refusals and the availability of taxis in certain areas and at certain times of day; demand for taxi services by people experiencing disadvantage and the impact of the release of growth licences on annual returns on taxi licence investments.
NCOSS Report: NCOSS report: Transport as a barrier to accessing health care in NSW. This report demonstrate that the key issues relating to health transport have not been addressed, and provides recommendations towards a more efficient and equitable health transport system.
NCOSS Report: Examines systemic issues relating to the development of concession policy, and identifies groups who are unfairly disadvantaged by our current system.
NCOSS Submission: NCOSS recommends that accessibility be framed and actioned across the integrated CityRail network, rather than only on individual stations and individual infrastructure upgrades.
Report: NCOSS has endorsed a report prepared by Northern Rivers Social Development Council on a survey of NSW Taxi Transport Subsidy Scheme users. The report, titled The Shrinking Circle, recommends that the level of subsidy be revised to 75% of the total fare, with a subsidy cap of $60. It calls on the NSW Government to make provision in its 2013-2014 budget for an increase to the TTSS allocation.
NCOSS Submission: Social policy objectives and the imperative to drive environmentally sustainable transport options are primary considerations in IPART's review of fares. NCOSS therefore cautions against any bus fare increases for metropolitan and outer metropolitan bus services.
Findings from a small qualitative study exploring public and community transport use in the inner Sydney suburb of Newtown and its surrounds. The study has a focus on accessible public transport and linked with the 'All Aboard NSW' social media campaign.
NCOSS Submission: In areas where public transport services are minimal or non-existent, taxis can play a particularly important role. In many parts of rural and regional NSW, taxis can be a means of accessing health services, social support and basic necessities. For those who rely on taxis as their only form of transport, affordability is a major concern.
NCOSS Submission: Public transport plays an important role in enabling people experiencing disadvantage to participate in society. As such, NCOSS believes that public transport is essential in building a more productive and more equitable Australia.
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