What is public policy?
Vision Australia’s public policies aim to eliminate barriers and shift community thinking so that people who are blind or have low vision are able to live the life they choose.
Vision Australia makes public comment on many current issues under debate and proactively develops and promotes public policy to ensure that there is a clear understanding of the needs of the blindness and low vision community.
Our public policies are regularly referenced by decision makers across government, business and civil society. Vision Australia also works to disseminate our public policies to relevant of stakeholders.
Our primary objective is to minimise the barriers that people who are blind or who have low vision regularly experience when accessing the community and in exercising their rights as citizens.
Our public policies are updated every three years to ensure that our voice is deliberate, robust, clear and supported by feedback from our clients.
To find out more, you can read Vision Australia's protocol for developing public policy (Word, 57KB)
Vision Australia's public policy and position statements
Our public policy statements outline our position and reflect current research and consultation with clients, expert staff and other key stakeholders.
See the links below to download our Public Policy statements:
Access to Audio Description (Word, 213KB)
Access to Braille (Word, 227KB)
Access to Currency Public Policy (Word, 201KB)
Access to Employment Policy (Word, 210KB)
Access to Education Policy (Word, 102KB)
Access to Equipment Public Policy (Word, 222KB)
Access to Published Information Public Policy (Word, 210KB)
Access to Taxi Services (Word, 216KB)
Access to Voting Public Policy (Word, 206KB)
Ageing and Vision Loss Public Policy (Word, 216KB)
Driving with Significant Vision Loss Public Policy (Word, 213KB)
Mobility Parking Schemes Public Policy (Word, 220KB)
Self-Directed Funding Public Policy (Word, 205KB)
Shared Use Paths Public Policy (Word, 207KB)
Street Furniture and Items on Footpaths Public Policy (Word, 207KB)
Touchscreen Technology Public Position Statement (Word, 168KB)
Vision Australia regularly comments on government inquiries. Below are some of our more recent submissions.
Vision Australia submission in response to the Auditor General's Report (Word 661KB)
Vision Australia's submission to QLD Education Policy Review (Word, 44KB)
Vision Australia's submission to NACAP Review (Word 225KB)
Vision Australia's submission addressing aspects of the National Injury Insurance Scheme (Queensland) 2016 (Word 670kb)
Vision Australia's submission on QLD Human Rights Act (Word 226kb)
Vision Australia's submission to NDAP review June 2016 (Word 236kb)
Vision Australia Submission to AHRC Willing to Work Inquiry (Word, 59KB)
Vision Australia Submission to the Multi-Purpose Taxi Program Review (Word, 56KB)
Vision Australia 2015 Queensland election priorities (PDF, 143KB)
Vision Australia 2015-16 Pre-Budget Submission (Word, 653KB)
Vision Australia Submission on NDIS Quality Standards and Safeguards (Word, 58KB)
Vision Australia Submission to the 2015 Review of the Disability Standards for Education (Word, 58KB)
Vision Australia Submission to the inquiry into the 2014 Victorian State Election (Word, 34KB)
Vision Australia Submission to the inquiry into the Marrakesh Treaty (Word, 227KB)
Vision Australia Submission to the NSW Point-to-Point Transport Review (Word, 253KB)
Submission in response to the Marrakesh Treaty implementation options paper (Word, 32KB)
Vision Australia 2014 Victorian Election Priorities (Word, 32KB)
Response to the McClure Review into A New System for Better Employment and Social Outcomes (Word, 62KB)
Contact the Government Relations and Policy team
If you would like to discuss any of these policies with our policy advisors or obtain an alternate format copy, please contact 1300 84 74 66 or email firstname.lastname@example.org