Webinar: Improving Driver Licensing Programs for Indigenous Road Users and Transitioning Learnings to Other User Groups

Date: Wednesday, 27 February 2019
Location: Online, 1:00pm AEDT
Organiser: Austroads
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Some Indigenous people and other groups find access to mainstream services problematic. This can lead to a lack of appropriate access to driver licensing services which can be a significant barrier to employment, economic participation and access to government and non-government services.

While all Australian and New Zealand jurisdictions currently implement strategies to support greater engagement with driver licensing services, practitioners identified the absence of common policy and data collection and reporting principles as barriers to improving program design and assessing effectiveness.

This webinar will present an overview of the barriers to driver licensing program access experienced by Indigenous people and ideas on potential common underpinnings for future policy and program design, data collection and reporting.

You’ll learn about

  • why improving access to driver training and licensing programs for Indigenous people is important
  • what the literature and jurisdictional experience say about what works, what doesn't and why and what this suggests about future program and policy priorities and engagement of other harder to engage groups
  • a program logic approach to achieving future program improvement and national coherence
  • a framework for the adoption of national policy principles to underpin program design and implementation and
  • a proposed national minimum data set to support program assessment and improvement.

Join in a live Q&A with our presenter to have your questions answered.

Presented by Paul Rajan

Paul Rajan is a consultant at Territory Perspectives which he runs with his partner Bindi Other-Gee. A former senior transport official and Registrar of Motor Vehicles in the Northern Territory, Paul has been a member of Austroads Registration and Licensing and Safety Task Forces and was R&L Program Manager for a time. An experienced facilitator and researcher, he has spent a good part of his career working on policy and program challenges in remote and Indigenous communities.

No charge but registration essential.

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