A woman with electric wheelchair uses a ramp to board a bus.

On February 12 2021, the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications published the Reform of the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport: Consultation Regulation Impact Statement.  The Consultation RIS includes regulatory and non-regulatory reform options for 16 areas of the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport 2002 (Transport Standards). The Consultation RIS will be open for public feedback until April 23 2021 and Easy English Formats are available.

The department are seeking public feedback on whether the proposed reform options will improve public transport accessibility for people with disability and whether they will enhance the public transport experience for all Australians. We want to hear from you on the proposed reforms to the Transport Standards and your public transport experiences more generally—whether you have a disability, work in the disability or transport sector, work with or know people who have a disability or are just an interested public transport user.

The full Consultation RIS and a summary are available here:

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