Ministers for the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime MinisterMinister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie Minister for Regional ServicesMinister for SportMinister for Local Government and Decentralisation The Hon Alan Tudge MP Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population The Hon Sussan Ley MP Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories The Hon Andrew Broad MP Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Scott Buchholz MP Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport The Hon Barnaby Joyce MPFormer Deputy Prime MinisterFormer Minister for Infrastructure and Transport The Hon Dr John McVeigh MPFormer Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government The Hon Keith Pitt MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Damian Drum MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Senator the Hon Fiona Nash Former Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Darren Chester MP Former Minister for Infrastructure and TransportFormer A/g Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer A/g Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Warren Truss MP Former Deputy Prime Minister Former Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development The Hon Paul Fletcher MP Former Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities The Hon Jamie Briggs MP Former Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development

Have your say: making public transport more accessible

Media Release

DC442/2017

17 December 2017

  • Terms of Reference revealed for review to assess the effectiveness of the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport 2002
  • All stakeholders encouraged to make submissions

The Australian Government has today released the Terms of Reference for the 2017 review of the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport 2002.

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said the review will assess whether the standards have been effectively applied to remove, as far as possible, discriminatory impediments to people with a disability accessing public transport.

“The Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport 2002 (Transport Standards) recognise the importance of providing permanently and temporarily disabled people with easy access to public transport so they can fully participate in the community,” Mr Chester said.

“This is the third review of the standards and is designed to help make public transport safer and more accessible.

“While especially helpful for people with a disability, accessible public transport benefits all Australians, particularly older citizens and people with infants in prams.

“Stakeholders are invited to provide written submissions in response to either the Terms of Reference or the Issues Paper which is scheduled to be released in early 2018.

“There will be a series of public consultation sessions on the review next year,” Mr Chester said.

Further information on the Transport Standards review is available at: infrastructure.gov.au/transport/disabilities/index.aspx#third_review.