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Aids and appliances for people with disabilities

Industry Commission inquiry report

Signed 18 / 07 / 1990

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  • Contents

Cover, Copyright, Signage Page, Contents, Abbreviations and Glossary, Terms of Reference.

1 Overview

2 Recommendations

3 The Demand for Aids and Appliances
3.1 Disabilities in Australia
3.2 Information

4 The Supply of Aids and Appliances
4.1 Introduction
4.2 The pattern of supply
4.3 Industry segments

5 Hearing Aids and Services
5.1 Arrangements for the supply of hearing aids and services
5.2 Services to hearing-impaired people
5.3 Technology and choice of hearing aid
5.4 Prices
5.5 The Commission's assessment and recommendations
5.6 Proposed future supply arrangements

6 Artificial Limbs
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Arrangements for the supply of limbs
6.3 Accreditation of componentry
6.4 Research and product development
6.5 Skilled labour and training
6.6 The Commission's assessment and recommendations

7 Tariffs, Government Purchasing and Equipment Standards
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Tariffs
7.3 Government purchasing
7.4 Equipment standards

8 Sales Tax
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Sales tax exemption issues

9 Programs of Assistance for People with Disabilities
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Overview of the programs
9.3 Effectiveness of current programs
9.4 A better way?


A The public inquiry

B Statistical background on major items of disability equipment

C Tariffs and tariff concessions

D Sales tax

E Provision of aids and appliances under government assistance programs

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