CTO releases Position Statement on the incoming Aged Care Reforms

CTO releases Position Statement on the incoming Aged Care Reforms

The upcoming reform of in home aged care currently affects over 1 million Australians, their carers, loved ones and families but ultimately,  it will affect us all. We are all ageing… some of us access these supports already and many of us will need assistance in the future.
Access to transport sits at the heart of a life lived with independence, self determination, and respect.
This is not about more federal funding – it is about spending federal funding right.
We have one opportunity to get this right and the time is now.
Our full position statement is here, we encourage you to read it and share it.
State Election 2023 – Call to Action – Inclusive Transport for ALL

State Election 2023 – Call to Action – Inclusive Transport for ALL

The CTO is calling on the incoming government to implement the following four key initiatives: 

  • That Government subsidised transport be made exempt from the Point-to-Point Passenger Levy.
  • That Community transport be deemed eligible for the Taxi Subsidy Scheme.
  • That the Community Transport Program (CTP) funding program must be expanded to include transport for employment and education purposes, and
  • That the Older Persons Mobility Plan must be reviewed with a focus on promoting a human-centric transport experience. It must recognise the expanded role that supported transport can have in maintaining independence, self-determination, and economic mobility.

If you would like to be involved in this call to action, simply download our two Position Statements, a template letter to local members and a template media release you can adapt to send to your local members and media outlets in the lead up to the election. 

CTO releases draft of our first Reconciliation Action Plan

CTO releases draft of our first Reconciliation Action Plan

Draft Reconciliation Action Plan – A Reflect RAP 2023 – 2024

It is with great pride that the Community Transport Organisation presents the draft of our first Reconciliation Action Plan, a Reflect RAP for 2023-2024. Our RAP will guide us on the reconciliation journey both in our own organisation, and as a peak body, in support of action across the sector

The development of a RAP supports our mission to lead an inclusive community transport sector for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Peoples who engage with the CTO, and our members, whether as an employee, stakeholder, partner, funder, or service user. The CTO are in a position to influence and lead this uplift within the community transport sector and it is our goal to shine a light on best practice.

Our Reflect RAP will provide the opportunity to first look within our sector, to understand the starting point on our Reconciliation journey, and help to chart a path for continued work in this space. We seek to grow our understanding of what an inclusive community transport sector looks like, for both a peak body, and as a service provider in community.

Before we submit our RAP to Reconciliation Australia for final approval, it is important we hear your feedback on what we have proposed. As our intention is to drive Reconciliation initiatives across the CT sector, it is vital that we have your support.

Please take a look over our draft Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan, and then share your feedback with us below by Tuesday 21st February, 2023.

For those of you who have not engaged with the RAP process previously, there are certain required deliverables in a RAP which are set out by Reconciliation Australia.

For reference to these, please also see the Reconciliation Australia Reflect RAP template from which our draft RAP was developed.

You can read more about the RAP process on the Reconciliation Australia website

We look forward to hearing your invaluable feedback, and working with you on this important journey going forward

The CTO would like to thank the ongoing contributions of our RAP Working Group who have played an integral role in this process.

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