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ANUHD convenors

Margaret Ward, ANUHD Convenor
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David Brant, ANUHD Convenor

Dr Margaret Ward PSM

Formerly an architect, public servant and advocate, Margaret Ward has spent much of her career working towards the adoption of housing design which includes everyone regardless of age and ability.

Phone +61 409 898 498
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David Brant

Originally a high school teacher, David Brant now contributes to a wide range of community organisations. He has supported ANUHD since he established the Victorian Universal Housing Alliance, which catalysed the Victorian Government to consider regulation in 2010.

Phone +61 402 540

Activities and reports

Below is a list of the most recent events that support the regulation of an access standard in all new housing in the National Construction Code.

June 2021 – ANUHD response to the draft

March 2021 – ANUHD submission to Disability Royal Commission: Promoting Inclusion Issues Paper

October 2020 – ANUHD submission to the New National Disability Strategy

October 2020 – ANUHD submission to the review of Premises Standard

August 2020 – ANUHD submission to the Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement for accessible housing

June 2020 – ANUHD submission to the Disability Royal Commission: Rights and Attitudes Issues Paper

December 2019 – ANUHD submission to the Disability Royal Commission

November 2019 – ANUHD submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission

October 2019 – ANUHD submission to the City of Canterbury-Bankstown

September 2019 – UNCRPD Committee Concluding observations on the combined second and third reports of Australia 

July 2019 – Minister Karen Andrews grants request for ABCB submissions to the Consultation RIS to be publicly available 

April 2019 ABCB Accessible Housing Options Paper Consultation Report is released.

October 2018 – ANUHD submission to ABCB Accessible Housing Options Paper

June 2018 – ANUHD Survey report released

June 2018 – Disability Discrimination Commissioner calls for accessible housing for all

October 2017Building Ministers Forum undertakes a RIS to consider access in all new housing in the National Construction Code

February 2016 Proposal for Change to the ABCB (refused)

January 2015Progress Report on the National Dialogue on Universal Housing Design

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