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Transport Inquiry Needs Immediate Action

26 October 2005

Commitments To Transport Inquiry Need Immediate Action

Recommendations from the Human Rights Commission’s inquiry into Accessible Public Land Transport should be actioned immediately, says National Assembly of People with Disabilities (DPA) President Mike Gourley.

DPA says the report vindicates disabled people’s claims of discrimination in public transport. However, the report also contains useful recommendations to address the discrimination.

“We are buoyed up by the fact that there appears to be buy-in from transport providers to support the implementation of the recommendations,” says Mike Gourley.

“The development of a set of national standards, provision of awareness training and making information accessible will all contribute to making public transport accessible to everybody, including disabled people,” he says.

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