It's transport week on City Limits!
Zeb interviews Anja Homburg from the Disability Resources Centre [8:10-32:23] on the Transport for All campaign and their recent series of actions across Victoria. Their media release states:
"The deadline for accessible public transport in Victoria under the current Standards for Accessible Transport is just 282 days away, but given the glacial rate of progress by the state government this cannot be achieved. The new State Disability Plan 2022-2026 has just been released and there is still no new commitment to expediting the work needed. Current projections anticipate that everyone in the State will finally be able to use public transport in 2066."
The interview also covers the need for staff training on disability and access, and systemic problems with the complaints procedure.
Listeners can get involved by visiting the DRC website and emailing their MP to show our politicians that access is not a niche issue! Follow the Disability Resources Centre on Facebook and talk with your friends about this campaign.
John McPherson joins Zeb and Kevin after the interview to comment further on disability and Public Transport access.