The Queensland Government is developing a new State disability plan. This plan will set out practical actions so Queenslanders with disability can experience and participate in all aspects of social and economic life.
Towards an all abilities Queensland’ consultation paper is informed by feedback gathered from the Queensland Disability Conferences in Cairns, Toowoomba and Maryborough in August 2016, attended by more than 800 delegates.The consultation paper proposes a vision where Queenslanders of all abilities can live the life they choose.
Proposed priority areas are:
QDN has committed to provide a submission to the consultation paper and also will consult with some of the DSO groups face to face. All QDN members are welcome to have their say in QDN’s submission by filling in the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PW23RTX by 10 February. If you have any questions or need assistance to complete the survey, please phone Karin at QDN on 1300 363 783.Read the consultation paper
The Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Alastair McEwin, is conducting a national consultation to help progress and guide development of his priorities and seek input from the disability community on how he can most effectively work to advance the rights of people with disability.
Written submissions are also being
sought on the three consultation questions in relation to the Commissioner’s
five proposed priority areas:
Have a say: Any individual or organisation can make a submission. Please send your completed submission to email@example.com. Submissions close 1 March 2017.
QDN will also be making a submission and seeking feedback from members to inform our response. Please contact or provide feedback by 17 February via email firstname.lastname@example.org with title Disability Discrimination Commission or phone Karin Swift on 1300 363 783 if you want to provide feedback to inform QDN’s submission.
QDN is keen to hear from members who have had any experiences with the Centrelink Debt Recovery process. QDN is working with Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) on this issue. They are keen to understand the extent of this issue and the impact it is having on the people receiving these notices so they can advocate for appropriate changes with the national, state and territory Councils of Social Service across Australia.
Please contact QDN on 1300
363 783 or email@example.com to share your experiences. We are compiling stories from our members to
pass onto QCOSS to ensure the issues of people with disability are included in
QDN recently participated in the focus group workshop on the Metro North Health Service Strategy review.Over the past 18 months Metro North has actively worked towards implementing the Health Service Strategy 2015-2020. Through the commitment of all staff and community and consumer partners many priority areas identified in the Strategy have been achieved. They are now seeking community and consumer input about what there is still to do.
An online survey enables you to provide input into the review of the Strategy. Firstly you will need to read the current Health Service Strategy 2015-2020.
Working Together for Better Housing and Sustainable Communities - View the Easy English version here
QDN Summary of the Queensland Government Housing Discussion Paper can be found here
We would like to invite you to attend this year’s Queensland Roundtable for People with Intellectual Disabilities on 4 October at Parliament House, 9am – 3.30pm.
The topic for this year is ‘A Voice for Queenslanders with Intellectual Disabilities’.
Click here to view the event flyer for more information
Registrations and further information about the event are available through Eventbrite by clicking here.
If you have any further questions you can contact Faye at Community Living Association on firstname.lastname@example.org or ph. 32665633
Queenslanders with Disability Network (QDN) is an organisation of people with disability for people with disability.
We encourage and support ways for you to have a say – and be heard.
We aim to connect you with information about the things that matter to you, and support you coming together with others, through our network of members.
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