The following list shows A4's recent advocacy. This list contains both publications (including briefs and submissions) and communications (letters & emails).

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A4's response to the draft National Autism Strategy - abundant opportunity for improvement

By convenor |

The Department of Social Security is charged with managing the development of Australia's National Autism  Strategy.

The consultation process for the first draft strategy has closed -  see https://engage.dss.gov.au/developing-the-national-autism-strategy/

A4's "silver buckshot" response to the draft National Autism Strategy prepared by DSS staff is available from the links below.

Minister Rishworth: autism-related issues and concerns

By convenor |

Subject:meeting request - autism-related issues and concerns

Date:Mon, 4 Mar 2024 12:13:40 +1100

From:Bob Buckley (Co-convenor) <convenor@a4.org.au>

To:Amanda.Rishworth.MP@aph.gov.au

Dear Minister Rishworth

please find attached a letter from our disability representative organisation (DRO) for autism requesting a meeting to discuss our serious concerns about policies and programs for autistic Australians.

I look for to your response. If you have any questions, I can be reached via email or mobile 0418677288.

Minister Shorten: 40 hours of therapy for some (autistic) children

By convenor |

Subject:RE: 40 hours of therapy for some (autistic) children [SEC=OFFICIAL]
Date:Tue, 27 Feb 2024 00:52:08 +0000
From:Minister Shorten <Minister.Shorten@dss.gov.au>
To:convenor@a4.org.au <convenor@a4.org.au>
CC:Minister Shorten <Minister.Shorten@dss.gov.au>

Good morning  Mr Buckley

Thank you for your email below dated 25 February 2024, received in Minister Shorten’s office 26 February 2024.

Kind regards