National and State Campaigns and Submissions
BCA’s National Policy function not only provides systemic advocacy and information services to break down the barriers of inequity and injustice that confront Australians who are blind or vision impaired, it also initiates Campaigns at local, state and national levels to forward advocacy with help from it’s members.
These barriers can include discrimination in the labor market, access to public transport and the built environment, access to electronic and printed information, inaccessible voting practices at elections and the low level of specialist support teachers for children who are blind or vision impaired.
BCA works to remove these, and other barriers, through the development and promotion of pertinent, evidence based public policy that draws on the organisation’s membership and the expertise of BCA’s National Policy and Development Council (NPDC)
This Policy section of BCA’s website contains extensive information and resources on many systemic advocacy matters facing Australians who are blind or vision impaired. BCA encourages all persons concerned about the needs of individuals who are blind or vision impaired, and their families, to use these resources and lobby governments throughout Australia to improve the rights of the community of blind and vision impaired.
You will find links to all Australian Governments, and relative Departments at the bottom of this page.
Federal Budget: Summary of announcements
Read the summary of Budget announcements (Word doc) which are relevant to people who are blind or vision impaired as analysed by Blind Citizens Australia.
- Access to Information (Word doc)
- Access to Telecommunications Review 2011 (Word doc)
- Australia’s national and international obligations (Word doc)
- NSW Disability Services Reform (Word doc)
- 2013 Inquiry into improving the employment participation of people with disability in Australia (Word doc)
- Accessible Public Transport Review 2012 (Word doc)
State and Territory Links
Australian Capital Territory
New South Wales
NT Department of Health and Community Services – Disability
- NT Government Home Page
- Department of Human Service – (Disability)
- Disability Online (Victoria)
- Victorian Government Home Page