Papers, Articles, Reports & Submissions 2006 – 2010


‘Flight Closed: Report on the experiences of People with Disabilities in Domestic Airline Travel in Australia’ – by Brenda Bailey, Public Interest Advocacy Centre (August 2007)  [PDF] [Word]

This report has been prepared by the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) in collaboration with the National Accessible Airlines Steering Group. The basis of this report is the voices of over 100 people who shared their travel experiences. The stories demonstrate how poor quality air transport can be stressful, expensive, sometimes physically painful, and detrimental to employment or family relationships. Barriers are described that prevent people from undertaking business trips, from attending sports camps, from accessing respite care, from visiting parents and from joining their family on holiday. This report is directed at the Review of the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport 2002 (Cth). Hopefully it will also be a useful resource for domestic airline companies, people with disabilities and their advocacy organisations. Copyright 2007.