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PO Box 322,
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1300 128 339

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ME/CFS Australia (SA) Inc supports the needs of sufferers of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and related illnesses. We do this by providing services and information to members.


ME/CFS Australia (SA) Inc aims to keep members informed of various research projects, diets, medications, therapies, news items, etc. All communication, both verbal and written, is merely to disseminate information and not to make recommendations or directives.

Unless otherwise stated, the views expressed on this Web site are not necessarily the official views of the Society or its Committee and are not simply an endorsement of products or services.

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Disability Parking Permit Scheme

Saturday 25 July 2009

Disability Parking Permit SchemeThe Australian Government is calling on people to submit responses to proposed changes to its Disability Parking Permit Scheme.

Although it's too late to attend the information sessions mentioned below, you can still submit a response:

Harmonisation of Disability Parking Permit Schemes in Australia

New disability parking scheme – have your say

The Australian Government is seeking community feedback about the proposed Australian Disability Parking Scheme. The scheme aims to provide a new permit that is recognised across Australia and improved rules around its use.

The Australian Government announced $3 million in the 2009/10 Federal Budget to develop the scheme across Australia.

On 26 May 2009 the Parliamentary Secretary for Disability and Children’s Services, the Hon Bill Shorten MP, launched a discussion paper and announced that public consultations will take place about the scheme.

How can I take part?

To have your say about the proposed scheme, you can attend an information session or fill in a submission form which is attached to the discussion paper.

The public information sessions are in June 2009 in each capital city plus Alice Springs, Cairns and Townsville. It is essential to RSVP if you want to attend a session.

Contact 1800 630 740, 1800 555 677 (TTY) to RSVP or get a copy of the discussion paper. You can also view the online copy of the discussion paper.

Alternative versions of the discussion paper are available from the call centre in Easy English, on CD, in Braille or in another language.

Have your say

You can email your completed submission to or post it to:

Australian Disability Parking Scheme submissions (East Wing)
PO Box 7576
Canberra Business Centre ACT 2610

Submissions must be received by 5pm AEST Friday 31 July 2009.

A summary of the feedback from the consultations and submissions will be published on this website.

To learn about the proposed changes in your state or territory, see the below fact sheets.

* NT
* Qld
* SA
* Tas
* Vic
* WA

Questions & Answers

You can access the discussion paper here.

And you can download the submission form either on their Submissions page or here:

Word document

Submission form (Word document, 2MB)


Submission form (PDF, 653KB)

Here's the Society's submission:


ME/CFS Australia (SA) Inc submission (PDF, 653KB)



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