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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Bi-Monthly Update – September 2019

From the Chairperson

15 September was the start of Disability Action Week, and a week to celebrate the contribution and inclusion of people with disability in our Queensland community. I know QDN members, families and supporters have been leading different activities in their communities, from Expos, to book launches, to people with disability hosting inclusive nature activities.

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Bi-Monthly Update – July 2019

From the Chairperson

QDN’s work is about informing, connecting, leading and influencing and information is key.  QDN has an important role in providing information to and for people with disability about what is happening in the policy landscape, and also policy decisions that are made that have a real impact upon our day to day lives. Just as critical is the information that members provide to QDN about what is happening in local communities around Queensland about the implementation of policy decisions, at a state and national level like the All Abilities Queensland Strategy and the National Disability Strategy and how things are working on the ground for people.

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Bi-monthly update – March 2019

Please click below to listen to an audio of a shortened version of the March 2019 e-bulletin.

From the Chairperson

The Federal Election is just a few months away. QDN has prepared a Federal Election Platform document outlining the key issues for Queenslanders with disability.  The document will come out this week. Almost one in every five Queenslanders has a disability, that’s almost 900,000 people, and only approximately 91,000 of these people are expected to enter the National Disability

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Bi-Monthly Update – January 2019

From the Chairperson

Welcome to 2019 and the first edition of the E-bulletin for the year. I hope that members and supporters enjoyed the festive season and ready for a big year ahead. This year is going to be busy and an important year for the voice of Queenslanders with disability. Firstly we have a federal election which looks set to be in May. People with disability want jobs, quality health care, affordable and

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