Inquiry into the Social Inclusion of Victorians with a Disability

Report and Response

 

Response

The Government response to the Inquiry into The Social Inclusion of Victorians with a Disability report was tabled in Parliament on Tuesday 14 April 2015.

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Report

Final Report tabled on Wednesday 17 September 2014.

The Committee tabled its report in Parliament for the Inquiry into Social Inclusion and Victorians with Disability on Wednesday 17 September 2014.

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  • Terms of Reference
  • Chairs foreword
  • Glossary
  • Acronyms
  • Executive summary
  • List of recommendations
  • Inquiry process

 

 

Content and News

On 17 September 2014, the Committee tabled its report in Parliament for the Inquiry into Social Inclusion and Victorians with Disability.

A copy of the report (in PDF format) is available here


Hearings and Transcripts

Public hearings


Monday 26 May 2014

Melba Support Services

  • Glenn Foard, Chief Executive Officer
  • Sally Nicol, Manager, Community Connections
  • Sarina Bunnett, Outcomes Development Coordinator
  • Rhiannon Lewis Lansdell, Melba Advisory Group Representative
  • Michael Sellwood, Melba Advisory Group Representative
  • Sue Smith, Coordinator, Community Connections

pdf Melba Support Services Transcript (64.44 Kb)
doc_small Word version of Melba Support Services Transcript (129.04 Kb)

Karingal

  • Ingrid Waters, Service Development Manager (Disability)
  • Annette Gill, Policy and Research Manager

pdf Karingal Transcript (64.83 Kb)
doc_small Word version of Karingal Transcript (126.57 Kb)

Ballarat Specialist School

  • John Burt, Principal

pdf Ballarat Specialist School Transcript (53.11 Kb)
doc_small Word version of Ballarat Specialist School Transcript (124.24 Kb)

Football Intergration Development Association (FIDA)

  • Peter Ryan, President
  • Logan Whitaker, Football Administration Manager

pdf FIDA Transcript (68.90 Kb)
doc_small Word version of FIDA Transcript (130.64 Kb)

Monday 5 May 2014

STAR Victoria

  • Esther Harris, Executive Officer
  • Emmy Elbaum, Board Member
  • Dr Philip Graves, Board Member

pdf STAR Victoria Transcript (69.83 Kb)
doc_small Word version of STAR Victoria Transcript (128.83 Kb)

Golden City Support Services

  • Ian McLean, Chief Executive Officer

pdf Golden City Support Services Transcript (58.93 Kb)
doc_small Word version of Golden City Support Services Transcript (124.93 Kb)

SANE Australia

  • Jack Heath, Chief Executive Officer

pdf SANE Australia Transcript (56.53 Kb)
doc_small Word version of SANE Australia Transcript (122.93 Kb)

Monday 31 March 2014

Vision Australia

  • Jacob Clifton, Manager, Government Relations and Policy
  • Amy Feldman, Policy and Research Officer

pdf Vision Australia Transcript (47.23 Kb)
doc_small Word version Vision Australia Transcript (118.56 Kb)

Noah's Ark

  • Val Johnson, Acting CEO, Senior Manager, Services
  • Debbie King, Senior Manager, Innovation and Development

pdf Noah's Ark Transcript (56.00 Kb)
doc_small Word version of Noah's Ark Transcript (124.50 Kb)

Monday 24 March 2014

Public Transport Ombudsman Victoria (PTO)

  • Janine Young, Ombudsman

pdf PTO Transcript (72.50 Kb)
doc_small Word version PTO Transcript (134.16 Kb)

Travellers Aid Australia

  • Jodie Willmer, Chief Executive Officer

pdf Travellers Aid Australia Transcript (52.39 Kb)
doc_small Word version of Travellers Aid Australia Transcript (120.80 Kb)

Disability Media Australia (DMA)

  • Sarah Barton, Chief Executive Officer
  • Sue Taylor, Travelling Chair Volunteer

pdf DMA Transcript (66.49 Kb)
doc_small Word version of DMA Transcript (128.23 Kb)

Thursday 20 March 2014

Disability Sport and Recreation Limited

  • Rob Anderson, Chief Executive Officer

pdf Disability Sport & Recreation Transcript (58.09 Kb)
doc_small Word version of Disability Sport & Recreation Transcript (125.73 Kb)

Disability Employment Australia

  • Mr Craig Harrison, Chief Executive Officer

pdf Disability Employment Australia Transcript (52.73 Kb)
doc_small Word version of Disability Employment Australia Transcript (121.82 Kb)

Northern Support Services

  • Geraldine Fowler, Keyring Manager
  • Gail Younie, Chief Executive Officer

pdf Northern Support Services Transcript (64.25 Kb)
doc_small Word version of Northern Support Services Transcript (127.55 Kb)

La Trobe University

  • Professor Christine Bigby

pdf Professor Bigby Transcript (62.40 Kb)
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Youth Affairs Council (YAC) & Youth Disability Advocacy Service (YDAS)

  • Georgie Ferrari, Chief Executive Officer
  • Dr Jessie Mitchell, Manager, Policy and Projects
  • Ariane Garner-Williams, Member, Youth Disability Advocacy Service Steering Committee

pdf YAC & YDAS Transcript (52.73 Kb)
doc_small Word version of YAC & YDAS Transcript (123.08 Kb)

Aids & Equipment Action Alliance

  • Natasha Layton, Chair
  • Peter Willcocks, Deputy Chair
  • Carl Thompson, Project Worker

pdf Aids & Equipment Action Alliance Transcript (70.42 Kb)
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Inclusion Melbourne

  • Daniel Leighton, Chief Executive Officer
  • Nathan Despott, Policy Officer

pdf Inclusion Melbourne Transcript (67.91 Kb)
doc_small Word version of Inclusion Melbourne Transcript (128.41 Kb)

Solve Disability Solutions

  • Fiona Still, Chief Executive Officer

pdf Solve Disability Solutions Transcript (49.42 Kb)
doc_small Word version of Solutions Transcript (123.11 Kb)

Monday 17 March 2014

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)

  • Judy Henson, Victorian Regional Director
  • Michelle Marquardt, Assistant Statistician (A/g)

pdf ABS Transcript (65.15 Kb)
doc_small Word version of ABS Transcript (123.83 Kb)

Association for Children with a Disability (ACD)

  • Elizabeth McGarry, Chief Executive Officer

pdf ACD Transcript (57.68 Kb)
doc_small Word version of ACD Transcript (122.37 Kb)

AMAZE

  • Beryl Raufer, Acting Chief Executive Officer
  • Murray Dawson-Smith, Consultant and former CEO

pdf AMAZE Transcript (72.43 Kb)
doc_small Word version of AMAZE Transcript (125.95 Kb)

Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV)

  • Clare Hargreaves, Manager, Social Policy
  • Jan Black, Police Adviser

pdf MAV Transcript (47.56 Kb)
doc_small Word version of MAV Transcript (118.05 Kb)

Vicdeaf (the Victorian Deaf Society)

  • Christine Mathieson, Chief Executive Officer
  • Brent Phillips, Manager of Communication and Community Relations
  • Cheryl Sandilands, Auslan Interpreter

pdf Vicdeaf Transcript (65.74 Kb)
doc_small Word version of Vicdeaf Transcript (124.90 Kb)

Independence Australia

  • Marica Baron, General Manager, Community Solutions People & Quality
  • Raelea Stewart, Strategy & Service Design
  • Andrew Sinclair, Manager, Psychology, Case Management and Outreach

pdf Independence Australia Transcript (60.01 Kb)
doc_small Word version of Independence Australia Transcript (122.04 Kb)

Summer Foundation 

  • Tom Worsnop, Executive Manager
  • Carolyn Finis, Program Manager
  • Bil Hurley, Ambassador

pdf Summer Foundation Transcript (60.21 Kb)
doc_small Word version Summer Foundation Transcript (123.08 Kb)

Thursday 6 March 2014

Centre for Development Disability Health Victoria (CDDHV)

  • Dr Jane Tracy, Director
  • Dr Rachael McDonald, Deputy Director

pdf CDDHV Transcript (60.94 Kb)
doc_small Word version of CCDHV Transcript (125.19 Kb)

Centre for Rural Regional Law and Justice

  • Ian Parsons, Research Fellow

pdf Centre for Rural Regional Law and Justice Transcript (49.02 Kb)
doc_small Word version of Centre for Rural Regional Law and Justice Transcript (121.46 Kb)

Women with Disabilities Victoria (WDV)

  • Keran Howe, Executive Director
  • Jen Hargrave, Policy Officer, Violence against Women with Disabilities
  • Jane Oldfield, Partnership and Leadership Officer

pdf WDV Transcript (55.08 Kb)
doc_small Word version of WDV Transcript (124.08 Kb)

Action on Disability within Ethnic Communities (ADEC)

  • Keith Hitchen, Executive Director

pdf ADEC Transcript (52.44 Kb)
doc_small Word version of ADEC Transcript (122.32 Kb)

Office of the Public Advocate (OPA)

  • Dr John Chesterman, Manager Policy and Education

pdf OPA Transcript (50.92 Kb)
doc_small Word version of OPA Transcript (64.20 Kb)

Monday 3 March 2014

Department of Human Services (DHS)

  • Gill Callister, Secretary
  • Katy Haire, Deputy Secretary, Community and Executive Services Group
  • Arthur Rogers, Deputy Secretary, Service Design and Implementation Group, Director of Housing

pdf DHS Transcript (62.64 Kb)
doc_small Word version of DHS Transcript (125.14 Kb)

Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD)

  • Simon Kent, Deputy Secretary, Strategy and Review Group
  • Carol Kelly, Executive Director, Students Inclusion and Engagement Division
  • Pippa Procter, Director, Early Childhood Programs and Partnerships

pdf DEECD Transcript (57.36 Kb)
doc_small Word version of DEECD Transcript (123.70 Kb)

RMIT University

  • Associate Professor Paul Ramcharan, Centre for Applied Social Research

pdf Professor Ramcharan Transcript (60.92 Kb)
doc_small Word version of Professor Ramcharan Transcript (125.22 Kb)

Disability Services Commissioner

  • Laurie Harkin AM, Commissioner
  • Lynne Coulson Barr, Deputy Commissioner
  • Tamara Reinisch, Principal Officer

pdf Disability Services Commissioner Transcript (57.85 Kb)
doc_small Word version of Disability Services Commissioner Transcript (125.46 Kb)

National Disability Services

  • James O'Brien, State Manager (Victoria)

pdf National Disability Services Transcript (59.18 Kb)
doc_small Word version of National Disability Services Transcript (125.38 Kb)

VALID

  • Kevin Stone, Executive Officer
  • Heather Forsyth, Self Advocate Leader

pdf VALID Transcript (51.55 Kb)
doc_small Word version of VALID Transcript (121.05 Kb)

Carers Victoria

  • Caroline Mulcahy, Chief Executive Officer
  • Ben Ilsley, Acting Policy Manager

pdf Carers Victoria Transcript (56.82 Kb)
doc_small Word version of Carers Victoria Transcript (124.44 Kb)


Submissions

The Committee received 133 written submission including public and confidential submissions. Every submission has been worked through to analyse the content and appropriately deal with the information it provides to the Inquiry.

Some submissions have had certain material redacted as they contain adverse reflections. These redactions have been made in line with the guidelines set out in the Submission Guide. On page 6 of the Submission Guide (under the heading ‘Tone of submissions’) it states:

Submissions should be relevant, not contain offensive language or remarks, and should not be vexatious. A Committee can choose not to accept a submission if it feels that content breaches any of these guidelines.
The Committee may return any evidence that it considers irrelevant to its proceedings, offensive or possibly defamatory.


  1. pdf Mrs Brenda Rawlins (49.70 Kb)
  2. pdf Mr Graeme Wilson (26.36 Kb)
  3. pdf Ms Elisheva Picker (21.41 Kb)
  4. pdf Mrs Ingrid Hindell (280.71 Kb)
  5. pdf Mr Kevin Boyce (24.18 Kb)
  6. pdf Mrs Maureen McLeish (28.84 Kb)
  7. pdf Deaf Victoria (46.53 Kb)
  8. pdf Mrs Delia Fisher (24.72 Kb)
  9. pdf Uniting Church Synod of Victoria and Tasmania (9.94 Kb)
    pdf Appendix 1 (331.80 Kb)
    pdf Appendix 2 492.10 Kb
  10. pdf Ms Raelene West (160.94 Kb)
    pdf Supplementary Submission (54.12 Kb)
  11. pdf Victorian Aids and Equipment Action Alliance (299.82 Kb)
  12. pdf Office of the Public Advocate (229.08 Kb)
  13. pdf Centre for Rural Regional Law and Justice, Deakin University (114.48 Kb)
  14. pdf St Vincent de Paul Society (65.83 Kb)
  15. pdf Lifestyle in Supported Accommodation (LISA) Inc (3.19 Mb)
    pdf Appendix 1 (4.57 Mb)
  16. pdf Post Polio Victoria (5.13 Mb)
  17. pdf City of Stonnington (3.63 Mb)
  18. pdf Ms Valerie Johnstone (23.26 Kb)
  19. pdf Ethnic Communities' Council of Victoria (ECCV) (94.47 Kb)
  20. pdf Marriott Support Services (133.45 Kb)
  21. pdf Youth Affairs Council of Victoria (YACV) & Youth Disability Advocacy Service (YDAS) (148.55 Kb)
  22. pdf Ms Leanne Robson, Yooralla Service Manager (35.10 Kb)
  23. pdf Public Transport Ombudsman Victoria (PTO) (226.61 Kb)
    pdf Appendix 1 (423.28 Kb)
  24. pdf Regional Sport Victoria (RSA) (132.80 Kb)
  25. pdf Disability Media Australia (5.68 Mb)
  26. pdf Down Syndrome Victoria (111.06 Kb)
  27. pdf Mitchell Shire Council Access & Inclusion Advisory Committee (23.96 Kb)
  28. pdf STAR Victoria Inc (51.28 Kb)
  29. pdf Aspect Victoria (Autism Spectrum Australia) (47.70 Kb)
  30. pdf Belonging Matters (175.71 Kb)
  31. pdf Spina Bifida Foundation Victoria (27.86 Kb)
  32. pdf Mrs Trudy Golding (45.30 Kb)
  33. pdf Ablelink (168.11 Kb)
  34. pdf Geelong Parent Network (26.02 Kb)
  35. pdf Mr & Mrs Joe & Rosa Miot (15.16 Kb)
  36. pdf Mansfield Support Group for Children with Special Needs (44.58 Kb)
  37. pdf Whittlesea Disability Network (273.71 Kb)
    pdf Appendix 1 (974.62 Kb)
  38. pdf Disability Justice Advocacy Inc (459.25 Kb)
  39. pdf Mr & Mrs Jim & Carol Price (459.53 Kb)
  40. pdf Early Childhood Intervention Australia (Victorian Chapter) (668.74 Kb)
  41. pdf Darebin Disability Advisory Committee (DDAC) (54.36 Kb)
  42. pdf SkillsPlus and BRACE (252.67 Kb)
  43. pdf Cerebral Palsy Support Network (269.06 Kb)
  44. pdf WISE Employment (207.65 Kb)
  45. pdf National Disability Services (NDS) Victoria (641.07 Kb)
  46. pdf MICH Inc (Manningham Inclusive Community Housing) (57.39 Kb)
  47. pdf St Laurence Community Services Inc (447.65 Kb)
  48. pdf City of Boroondara (877.83 Kb)
  49. pdf Victorian Disability Services Commissioner (142.65 Kb)
    pdf Appendix 1 (142.50 Kb)
    pdf Appendix 2 (35.79 Kb)
  50. pdf Australian Community Support Organisation (ACSO) (124.34 Kb)
  51. pdf Women with Disabilities Victoria (WDV) (207.60 Kb)
  52. pdf Moonee Valley City Council (126.37 Kb)
  53. pdf Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) (97.51 Kb)
  54. pdf Able Australia (73.61 Kb)
  55. pdf Disability Sport & Recreation (132.98 Kb)
    pdf Appendix 1 880.93 Kb
  56. pdf Inclusion Melbourne (396.21 Kb)
  57. pdf Mansfield Shire Council (45.76 Kb)
  58. pdf Ms Elizabeth Gillespie (88.56 Kb)
  59. pdf VALID (Victorian Advocacy League for Individuals with Disability) (618.14 Kb)
  60. pdf COTA Australia (132.10 Kb)
  61. pdf Associate Professor Erin Wilson, School of Health and Social Developmet, Deakin University (257.84 Kb)
  62. pdf Guide Dogs Victoria (3.09 Mb)
  63. pdf Extended Families Australia (184.41 Kb)
  64. pdf Manningham City Council (65.87 Kb)
  65. pdf REAL Inc (Rights, Employment, Accommodation, Leisure) (62.74 Kb)
  66. pdf Riding for Disabled Association of Victoria Inc (RDACV) (140.33 Kb)
  67. pdf Warrnambool City Council (South West RuralAccess Program) (156.79 Kb)
  68. pdf Monash Health (6.01 Mb)
  69. pdf Victorian Coalition of ABI Service Providers Inc (VCASP) (1.38 Mb)
  70. pdf UnitingCare Community Options (3.20 Mb)
  71. pdf Women's Health West (220.10 Kb)
  72. pdf Youngcare (64.55 Kb)
  73. pdf Maroondah City Council (2.15 Mb)
    pdf Appendix 1 (272.03 Kb)
    pdf Appendix 2 (131.12 Kb)
    pdf Appendix 3 (8.47 Mb)
  74. Confidential
  75. pdf Mr Tony Clark (45.80 Kb)
  76. pdf Mildura Rural City Council (3.31 Mb)
  77. pdf City of Melbourne Disability Advisory Committee (2.05 Mb)
  78. pdf Hobsons Bay City Council (1.72 Mb)
  79. pdf North East Primary Care Partnership (NEPCP) (130.43 Kb)
  80. pdf Melba Support Services Inc (74.19 Kb)
  81. pdf Mr Bret Fishley (44.78 Kb)
  82. pdf Blind Citizens Australia (174.17 Kb)
    pdf Appendix 1 (97.93 Kb)
    pdf Appendix 2 (274.10 Kb)
  83. pdf Wellington (Local Government Area) Community (276.93 Kb)
  84. pdf Golden City Support Services (53.33 Kb)
  85. pdf Cardinia Shire Council (103.02 Kb)
  86. pdf Brimbank City Council (196.44 Kb)
  87. pdf Carers Victoria (88.03 Kb)
  88. pdf Vicdeaf (Victorian Deaf Society) (86.82 Kb)
  89. pdf The Able Movement (278.06 Kb)
  90. pdf Ms Shaunagh Stevens (47.42 Kb)
  91. pdf Ms Wai L. Cheung (36.70 Kb)
  92. pdf Ms Michele Denham 4.60 Mb
    pdf Appendix 1 (7.91 Mb)
  93. pdf Dr Christine Baxter (1.31 Mb)
  94. pdf Dr Fiona Reidy (86.30 Kb)
    pdf Appendix 1 (873.44 Kb)
  95. pdf Netball Victoria (216.63 Kb)
  96. pdf Knox Disability Advisory Committee (33.92 Kb)
  97. pdf Whitehorse City Council (114.61 Kb)
  98. pdf Inability Possability (131.86 Kb)
  99. pdf South Coast Primary Care Partnership (224.54 Kb)
  100. pdf Communication Rights Australia & Disability Discrimination Legal Service (DDLS) (128.14 Kb)
  101. pdf Occupational Therapy Australia (OTA) (195.78 Kb)
  102. pdf Noah's Ark (145.19 Kb)
  103. pdf Maribyrnong City Council (16.99 Mb)
  104. pdf annecto - the people network (408.42 Kb)
  105. pdf MacKillop Family Services (154.08 Kb)
  106. pdf Frankston City Council (97.17 Kb)
  107. pdf Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) (76.06 Kb)
  108. pdf Centre for Developmental Disability Health Victoria (57.04 Kb)
  109. pdf Life Without Barriers (372.36 Kb)
  110. pdf Catholic Social Services Victoria (104.50 Kb)
  111. pdf Melbourne City Mission (203.22 Kb)
    pdf Appendix 1 (198.42 Kb)
    pdf Appendix 2 (120.28 Kb)
  112. pdf Vision Australia (221.35 Kb)
  113. pdf Deafblind Victorians (29.12 Kb)
    pdf Appendix 1 (1.49 Mb)
  114. pdf Dental Health Services Victoria (107.63 Kb)
  115. pdf Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (VEOHRC) (130.86 Kb)
    pdf Appendix 1 (614.94 Kb)
    pdf Appendix 2 (683.02 Kb)
    pdf Appendix 3 (982.41 Kb)
  116. pdf Geelong City Council Disability Advisory Committee (50.29 Kb)
  117. pdf Psychiatric Disability Services of Victoria (VICSERV) (111.30 Kb)
  118. pdf Yarra City Council (69.88 Kb)
  119. pdf Council to Homeless Persons (CHP) (1.64 Mb)
  120. pdf Monash City Council (91.86 Kb)
  121. pdf Summer Foundation (162.84 Kb)
    pdf Appendix 1 (1.19 Mb)
  122. pdf Association for Children with a Disability (132.10 Kb)
    pdf Appendix 1 (116.76 Kb)
    pdf Appendix 2 (153.12 Kb)
    pdf Appendix 3 (83.76 Kb)
    pdf Appendix 4 (73.85 Kb)
    pdf Appendix 5 (95.29 Kb)
    pdf Appendix 6 (226.02 Kb)
  123. pdf Northern Support Service's My Place-KeyRing Program (57.42 Kb)
  124. pdf Independent Disability Services (39.75 Kb)
  125. pdf Mr Matthew Potocnik (189.06 Kb)
    pdf Appendix 1 369.63 Kb
  126. pdf Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS) (137.06 Kb)
  127. pdf Australian and New Zealand Assistance Dogs Inc (ANZAD) (32.88 Kb)
  128. pdf Mrs Mary Nolan AM (106.26 Kb)
    pdf Appendix 1 (738.55 Kb)
  129. pdf Scope (Vic) Ltd (312.83 Kb)
  130. pdf Health and Community Service Union (HACSU) (3.31 Mb)
  131. pdf MetroAccess South Division: Bayside Peninsula & Southern Melbourne (72.96 Kb)
  132. pdf Mornington Peninsula Shire (120.50 Kb)
  133. pdf Just Learning (38.20 Kb)
    pdf Appendix 1 (3.92 Mb)