Read the background here: “CALL TO ACTIVISM – Many people with disabilities to be excluded from accessible parking under proposed scheme”
I’m pleased to report that I have a piece of paper signed by Bill Shorten in my hot little hands. It reads, in part:
“You can be assured that the Australian Government is working to ensure no-one with a disability currently with a permit would be worse off under an Australian Disability Parking Scheme. We are looking to improve upon the proposed minimum standards for concessions, permit design and eligibility criteria for the scheme.
The scheme will provide minimum standards for concessions for disability parking permit holders in all states and territories. This would allow jurisdictions across Australia to apply additional concessions above the minimum standard. The scheme would also be open to all current permit holders with disability who use walking sticks or with ‘invisible illness or disabilities’ that make walking difficult.”
I don’t know why the scare quotes on invisible illnesses or disabilities – but well done, everyone. It’s right here in writing, so let’s hold him to it.