Consultation questions

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* 1. A review was conducted by the Sax Institute in 2018 on behalf of the Minister for Disability Services who consulted people with disability and the sector on the NSW Disability Inclusion Plan. The review found that the original four key priority areas of the NSW Disability Inclusion Plan (NSW DIP) are still relevant.

These are:
  • developing positive community attitudes and behaviours
  • creating liveable communities
  • supporting access to meaningful employment
  • improving access to mainstream services through better systems and process
Do you agree that the recommended four key priority areas will further drive change to achieve an inclusive society for all in NSW?

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* 2. Do you think including guiding principles as action items under each key priority area would be beneficial?

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* 3. The Sax review identified a number of considerations for the next NSW DIP

The findings from the Sax review stated that the NSW DIP could do better in providing for the specific needs of the diversity groups with disability mentioned in the Disability Inclusion Act:
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
  • people people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities
  • children
  • women
  • LGBTQI
How do you believe these diversity groups could be better represented in the NSW DIP?

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* 4. There is a need to strengthen and improve reporting standards and processes for monitoring implementation of DIAPs.

Do you agree updating the Disability Inclusion Action Plan Guidelines and introducing a dashboard will provide a more consistent approach to reporting and will improve reporting across agencies and local councils?

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* 5. The Sax review found that some disability action plans were under ambitious and sporadic with their level of engagement and that the progress and achievements should be communicated more widely and strategically to maintain momentum for action and to facilitate learning.

Developing positive community attitudes and behaviours

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a) Do you believe community attitudes and behaviours have improved since the inception of the DIP?
b) Should we engage business and community leaders to speak up about inclusive attitudes and behaviours within the disability community
c) If opportunities were available for you to participate in forums or surveys on the NSW DIP would you be interested?

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* 6. Creating liveable communities

Universal design involves making built environments, facilities, information, policies, products, programs and services accessible for all people and abilities from the beginning. Doing as much as possible at the start lessens the need for expensive adaptations. Universal design helps everyone.

d) What do you think about including universal design as guiding approaches under Creating liveable communities in the new plan?

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* 7. Creating liveable communities

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e) Do you agree we still need to increase the availability and accessibility of public and private transport for people with disability, especially for those living in regional and rural areas?
f) Would increasing the availability, accessibility, relevance and distribution of information about mainstream services, public spaces, local events and activities, help you participate in the community more?

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* 8. Supporting access to meaningful employment

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g) A NSW Premier’s Priority is to increase the representation of people with disability in the public sector to 5.6% by 2025. Do you believe employment targets achieve meaningful and sustainable employment for people with disability?
h)  Do you agree including the following guiding principles under the meaningful employment focus area to be beneficial?

o Promoting a culture of inclusion within organisations and businesses, including highlighting NSW employers that demonstrate best practice employment practices
o Promoting diversity and accessibility in vocational training
o Improving transition supports for students with disability leaving school

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* 9. Improved access to mainstream services through better systems and processes

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i) Should all NSW government agencies and local councils commit to moving to procuring and developing any new systems and processes that have been tested and proven to being universally accessible, meeting the minimum worldwide access standards? 
j) How can NSW government agencies and local councils highlight, celebrate and encourage the adoption of leading best practices for accessible and inclusive service delivery across NSW?
o   Their website
o   Social media
o   Newsletter
o   Local media releases
o   Council meetings
o   Email
o   Printed material

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* 10. The objective of the NSW DIP is to ensure full participation for people with disability in all facets of the NSW community.

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a) Would celebrating and promoting examples of non-government agencies and businesses that have adopted their individual DIAP help to improve the access and inclusion of people with disability in NSW?

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* 11. c) How could community awareness of the NSW DIP and the DIAPs of NSW Government agencies and local councils be increased to encourage businesses and non-government organisations to implement a DIAP?

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* 12. How could we measure the success of the Disability Inclusion Plan?

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* 13. Any other comments. Is there anything else you would like to tell us about the Disability Inclusion Plan?

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* 14. About you

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* 15. Do you live in

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* 16. Your suburb

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* 17. Your postcode

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* 18. Are you aged

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* 19. Do you identify as

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