e-Blast Member Update:  Joint Standing Committee (JSC) on the NDIS: NDIS Planning Interim Report

On 3 December 2019 the Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS released its Interim Report on NDIS Planning (the Report) in which they made it clear that many of the issues they were hearing were not new. The Committee stated that urgent action is required to improve the planning process to ensure that NDIS participants are fully supported to achieve their goals.

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Call to action: QDN Local Support Group Convenors call for your support of the tenancy reforms  

QDN’s state-wide Peer Group Convenors met this week to discuss in detail Queensland’s proposed rental tenancy reforms. Convenors agree the reforms are the most significant thing to happen in rental housing in the last 20 plus years and commend the Government on their direction.  QDN has 20 peer support groups across the state with up to 1,000 members and supporters.

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e-Blast: QDN Celebrates International Human Rights Day and looks forward to the Human Rights Act commencing in Queensland from 1 January 2020

10 December marks International Human Rights Day.  This is the day the United Nations General Assembly, in 1948 adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This year, Human Rights Day marks the 70th anniversary of the

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e-Blast: New Toolkit and Framework to help deliver more  inclusive responses for people with disability in disaster

Disability Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction (DIDRR)

Making the way we prepare, respond and recover from disasters more inclusive of people with disability is a key issue, especially as Queenslanders are in the midst of a significant natural disaster event with the bushfires across the state. It is positive to see Queensland is part of this leading work on the international stage. This work is delivering a framework and on the ground change for inclusive approaches and practices that place people with disability in the drivers seat of their own planning and preparation, and embed ways of working collaboratively with the community and disability services sectors, emergency services, and local disaster management teams across local and state government in communities across Queensland.

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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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QDN Local Support Groups videos launched

Recently at QDNs Annual General Meeting, two digital stories were launched for the first time to celebrate QDN’s local support groups work to inform, connect, lead and influence people with disabilities in local communities across Queensland.   The digital stories showcase QDNs peer groups and the work of peer groups across the State.  QDN has 20 local support groups, operating

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