Take action and support the Building Better Homes campaign

QDN is proud to be a partner supporting the Building Better Homes campaign to have accessibility standards included in the National Building Code.

The Code needs to meet the needs of all Australians, and is especially critical for people with disability who have mobility issues, given the shortage of accessible housing.

Building Ministers are meeting early in 2021 to consider including accessibility standards in the Code, so we encourage QDN members to take action and support this campaign.  The quickest and easiest way to do this is to sign the online petition.  Click here to go straight to the petition.

There are other ways of supporting the campaign and you can see them here.

Restrictions eased in Greater Brisbane

Following the three day Greater Brisbane lockdown and ten days of additional measures, restrictions will start to lift from 1am this Friday (22 January 2021)  morning.

From 1am, Friday 22 January:

  • Masks will no longer be mandatory, except in airports and on airplanes – masks are encouraged to be carried and worn when social distancing is not possible
  • Indoor venues such as cafes and restaurants are able to return to one customer per 2m2
  • The Disability Accommodation Services Direction (No. 13) has been updated to remove restrictions on visitors who have been in Greater Brisbane. Similar changes have been made in the Aged Care Direction (No. 22) and Hospital Visitors Direction (No. 16).
  • Weddings are able to have up to 200 guests (and dancing)
  • Gatherings of up to 50 people are permitted
  • Seated, ticketed venues like cinemas, theatres and stadium will have their capacity returned to 100%