A NSW free from poverty and inequality


Briefing paper: Regional Consultations

We've prepared a briefing paper to set the stage for our upcoming regional visits and kickstart the conversation with our members about their priorities for the 2019 NSW state election.

Download the regional consultation briefing paper



Eliminating Discrimination and Embracing Diversity: Effective Disability Inclusion Action Planning

This resource has been produced by the NSW Disability Network Forum to encourage better Disability Inclusion Action Plans that improve access and inclusion for people with disability. Accessible version of this resource is available here:

Submission to the Social Housing in NSW Discussion Paper: DNF

The Disability Network Forum provides this submission with the hope that more common ground can be found to realise a Social Housing system in NSW that works to produce fair outcomes for people with disability and a sound basis from which they can exercise choice and control to live according to their goals and vision.

Submission on the Information, Linkages and Capacity Building

The NSW DNF welcomes this discussion paper as recognition by the NDIA that building the capacity of the community to support and promote inclusion is crucial to the success of the NDIS.

Response to the Living Life My Way Discussion Paper

The ADHC Living Life My Way Discussion Paper April 2012 is designed to canvass proposals for people with disability on how to implement person centred approaches, individualised funding arrangements and support pathways from 2014. This represents a transformative change that is intended to put people with disability and families at the centre of decisions about their lives the services that support them. NCOSS has prepared a submission on the major issues in the Living Life My Way Discussion Paper.

Response to the DRAFT NSW NDS Implementation Plan June 2012

This submission builds on the NSW Disability Network Forum submission to the Plan to express concern that

the majority of the Key Actions and Deliverables in each of the six policy areas had no corresponding Outcome Measures.

Submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs Inquiry into the National Disability Insurance Scheme Bill 2012

This submission has been prepared with a view to balancing the transitional nature of the Bill, developing an understanding of how best to meet the needs of people with disability under the scheme and providing certainty and sustainability of approach into the future.

Submission on the Draft National Disability Insurance Scheme Bill 2012

This submission focuses on how the draft Bill is likely to affect people with disability who have lower support needs who, at present, are accessing support through the CCSP in NSW.


Submission to the National Disability Insurance Scheme Rules

This submission builds on previous submissions to the NDIS from the NSW Disability Network Forum, particularly the response to the Rules Discussion Paper.

Submission to the review of the exercise of the functions of the Lifetime Care and Support Authority

NCOSS consulted the Assistive Technology Community Alliance NSW and the NSW Disability Network Forum to gather information to develop this response to the review.

Submission to Equality, Capacity and Disability in Commonwealth Laws

NCOSS draws on its networks and previous submissions to provide feedback to this consultation, Equality, Capacity and Disability in Commonwealth Laws' by the Australian Law Reform Commission. This submission provides a list of relevant issues with short explanations for further investigation by the ALRC.

Submission to the NDIA Towards Solutions for Assistive Technology Discussion Paper

This submission outlines concerns that a focus on making savings in some areas may result in costs being down-streamed to consumers and potentially impacting on the quality of service experienced by people accessing assistive technology.

IPART Review of Taxi Fares in NSW

While NCOSS does not take a position on the technical aspects of the way in which taxi fares are calculated, this submission highlights the social impacts associated with increased taxi fares.

IPART Review of fares for Sydney Ferries' services from January 2013

This submission assesses the case to increase ferry fares from an equity perspective, focusing on the principles and data that will inform decisions around the sharing of efficient costs between passengers and taxpayers.

Response to the NSW Long Term Transport Master Plan Discussion Paper

This submission focuses on the Plan's objective to ensure all people have equity of access to services and to social, educational and economic opportunities.

Review of fares for CityRail services from January 2013

This submission looks at the proposed approach to determining fares to make sure it gives adequate consideration to social and environmental impacts.

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