Position Statements and Submissions
Medicare Benefits Scheme Review
The Medicare Benefits Schedule Review Advisory Committee recently called for input into the post-implementation review of Telehealth items. ASDP's submission focuses on equity of access to Telehealth services.
Inquiry into the Disability Services and Inclusion Bill 2023
ASDP's submission to the Inquiry into the Disability Services and Inclusions Bill(s) 2023, advocates strongly for differentiation in the legislation between children and adults, and the services and care required
The Voice to Parliament
The Board of the ASDP believes that self-determination and autonomy are central to achieving best health outcomes for children. We believe that better and more equitable health and developmental outcomes are achieved when Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have a genuine say in the design and delivery of policies, programs and services that affect their communities.
NDIS Act and Tune Review
Review of the NDIS Act to inform the development of the NDIS Participant Service Guarantee (Tune Review).
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
Australian Senate Inquiry into Effective Approaches to Prevention, Diagnosis and Support for FASD
Australian Department of Health consultation about the inclusion of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in the Medical Benefits Schedule funding.
Autism Spectrum Disorder – Diagnosis Guideline (Australia)
ASDP has actively engaged with the ASD Guidelines review process since 2017. We continue to advocate for amendments to the guidelines which address a number of key areas affecting outcomes for children.
The Autism Cooperative Research Centre was commissioned by the National Disability Insurance Agency to develop the Guideline.
Australian Marriage Law Survey 2017
The NBPSA holds the position that children are not harmed by having same-sex parents, other than by the associated societal stigma.