QDN e-Bulletin Update May 2021


An update from Des

Des Ryan, Chairperson of the Board

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I want to give my thanks to everyone who joined us for the NDIS Reforms Online Forum on Wednesday 19 May. We had almost 250 registrations and also want to thank the organisations who co-hosted the event with us as a collaboration of sector peak bodies, advocacy and disability organisations.

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QDN E-Bulletin Update November 2020

Update from the Chairperson

I am pleased to be able to take this opportunity to put pen to paper in this November edition of the e-Bulletin as newly elected Chairperson of QDN’s Board of Directors. It is an honour to take on this role and one I know that holds great responsibility. QDN has a strong reputation and long history of being a member driven organisation. QDN’s work ensures the voice of people with disability is at the table to inform policy, decision makers and the broader system. I would like to acknowledge the leadership, work, and commitment of QDN’s outgoing Chairperson Nigel Webb. I look forward to continuing this great work and build upon the foundations of good governance and stewardship.

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QDN e-Bulletin Update April 2020

From the Chairperson

I know that it is a phrase and description that is constantly used when people are taking about this moment in time, but it certainly is an unprecedented one. A moment in history that our children’s children will be learning about at school no doubt. It is a very challenging and distressing moment to be living through, especially as a person with disability. Emergencies are

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Bi-monthly Update – January 2020

From the Chairperson

Welcome to 2020 and to the beginning of a new decade. These last months have seen Australians experience unprecedented bushfires and natural disasters, and has had significant impacts upon people, our animals and wildlife and also our communities. Our emergency and disaster management services, health, community services and disability services have all been working extremely

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Bi-monthly Update – November 2019

From the Chairperson

Welcome to the final e-Bulletin for 2019 and for this decade.  I find it hard to believe that we move to a new decade in just a few weeks. In looking back on the past 10 years, there are many things that this decade has delivered to the Australian community and people with disability. Australia ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD) in 2008.

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