E-Blast: Vale Mike Duggan

QDN was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Mike Duggan on Monday 24 September, 2018. Mike made significant contributions to a number of organisations during his life, including Community Resource Unit, Queensland Advocacy Incorporated, Lifestyle Options, Queensland Disability Housing Coalition and QDN.  He was a foundational member of QDN, being a member of the original Interim Steering Committee and post QDN’s Incorporation, Mike served as Vice President on the Management

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E-Blast – Launch of QDN Hot Topics Digital Stories at Griffith Film School, Southbank as part of Disability Action Week

QDN was pleased to co-host with Griffith University, the launch of the Hot Topics Local Support Group Digital Stories as part of Disability Action Week on Tuesday 11 September 2018. The digital stories are a collection of individual and group

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Disability Action Week

Disability Action Week is being held from 9 to 15 September 2018 with the theme ‘An all abilities Queensland: everybody has a role to play’.  Disability Action Week is held annually in September with the aim of empowering people with disability, raising awareness of disability issues, and improving access and inclusion throughout the wider community.

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My Health Record update

As you will have read in the July e-Bulletin, the Australian Government announced in 2017 the creation of a My Health Record for every Australian by the end of 2018. This means that by the end of 2018, a My Health Record will be created for every Australian unless they choose not to have one.   If you decide you don’t want a record, you can tell the Government during a four-month period from 16 July to 15 November 2018. 

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Violence against people with disabilities in their homes forum

by Queensland Advocacy Incorporated

QAI  are proud to launch details of an upcoming forum ‘Violence against people with disabilities in their homes’ which we’d like to share with our members and supporters.  Please see information below for QAI  forum

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Dear Members

The board has made the decision to remove the statutory retirement age limit from the eligibility criteria listed in the Expression of Interest to Nominate for Elected Director application form, and also to extend the deadline to 9 September for those who may have been affected by this restriction to eligibility.   The extension permits Members additional time to consider submitting an EOI to Nominate for Elected Director.

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