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Access Insight - March 2018

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The first AGM of the Association of Consultants in Access Australia was held in Sydney on 10 November 2000. Minutes of the meeting show an attendance of 25 persons, with 21 apologies. Max Murray was elected President, and Terry Osborn, Secretary. Of those 46 names, 14 remain as members – some are no longer with us – and 7 are present at this Conference. We are a hardy, loyal, bunch.

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Press Release: Melbourne, Victoria – August 2017

Access Institute is excited to announce the launch of its new company name and website. Institute of Access Training Australia (IATA) has been providing access and Universal Design advice and training to the built environment for more than 20 years.

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The consultation draft of the Whole Journey Guide: A Guide for thinking beyond compliance to create accessible public transport journeys… (the Guide) submissions closed on 31 May 2017.

The United Kingdom Construction Industry Council (CIC) on 10 March officially launched their ‘Essential Principles Guide’ for Built Environment Professionals on creating an accessible and inclusive.

On 29 November 2016, the Senate referred the following matter to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee for inquiry and report:

Following the Australian Government released on the Review of the Disability (Access to Premises – Buildings) Standards 2010 (Premises Standards) Report and its Response to the Report on 3 March 2017, ACAA will be preparing a submission to lobby for the inclusion of Access Consultants in the process.