QDN has sent out many Media releases on important issues relating to disability. You will find them all here.

Media Release Highlights

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Disability inclusive and disaster resilient Queensland Communities: Toolkit and Resource Showcase

On Tuesday 12 October 2021, the Honourable Leanne Enoch and Honourable Craig Crawford MP, in partnership with Queenslanders with Disability Network, University of Sydney, Community Services Industry Alliance (CSIA) and the Queensland Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy hosted the showcase for new Disability Inclusive and Disaster Resilient toolkit and resources for Queensland communities.

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COVID-19 vaccinations for people with disability

Queenslanders with Disability Network (QDN) is calling on the Commonwealth and State/Territory Governments to work together to urgently implement the national vaccination plan and strategy to ensure we do not continue to leave people with disability behind in the COVID vaccine rollout.

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Targeted Outreach Project rolls out in new regions today

The Targeted Outreach Project, rolls out in South-east Queensland from today, 6 September 2021. Minister for Seniors and Disability Services and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships Craig Crawford MP announced the launch of the initiative into Ipswich, Somerset, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim, Logan, and Redlands.

All Media Releases

  • Blue background with pink writing saying Media Release. There is a white QDN logo in the top right corner.Media Release: Targeted Outreach Project rolls out in Brisbane and Gold Coast
      Media Release: Targeted Outreach Project rolls out in Brisbane and Gold Coast   Queenslanders with Disability Network (QDN) a state-wide organisation of, by, and for people with diverse disability are proud to announce that the ‘Targeted Outreach Project’ has been rolled out today, 8 November 2021, by the Honourable Craig Crawford MP, Minister for Seniors and Disability Services across the Brisbane and Gold Coast regions. The aim of the project is to identify and engage more people with ... Read More
  • Blue background wtih pink writing saying Media Release. There is a white QDN logo in the top right corner.Media Release: Disability inclusive and disaster resilient Queensland Communities: Toolkit and Resource Showcase
      Media Release: Disability inclusive and disaster resilient Queensland Communities: Toolkit and Resource Showcase On Tuesday 12 October 2021, the Honourable Leanne Enoch Minister for Communities and Housing, Minister for Digital Economy and Minister for the Arts and Honourable Craig Crawford MP, Minister for Seniors, Disability Services and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships in partnership with Queenslanders with Disability Network, University of Sydney, ... Read More
  • Blue background wtih pink writing saying Media Release. There is a white QDN logo in the top right corner.Media Release: COVID-19 vaccinations for people with disability
    Media Release: COVID-19 vaccinations for people with disability Media Release: COVID-19 vaccinations for people with disability Queenslanders with Disability Network (QDN) is calling on the Commonwealth and State/Territory Governments to work together to urgently implement the national vaccination plan and strategy to ensure we do not continue to leave people with disability behind in the COVID vaccine rollout. QDN Board of Directors Chair, Mr Des Ryan said “We were originally identified in the ... Read More
  • Two men outside. There is a man sitting in a wheelchair. He has a laptop on a table in front of him. Another man is standing and looking over his shoulder, pointing to the laptop screen.Media Release: Queenslanders with Disability Network launches new website.
    Media Release: Queenslanders with Disability Network launches new website Today, the Hon. Craig Crawford MP, Minister for Seniors, Disability Services and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships launched QDN’s new website at Parliament House. At the launch Minister Crawford said “I am pleased to launch QDN’s new website today. It’s really important that Queenslanders with disability can access to timely, accessible information and resources around a broad range of areas ... Read More
  • Media Release: Targeted Outreach Project rolls out in new regions today
    Media Release: Targeted Outreach Project rolls out in new regions today The Targeted Outreach Project, which supports people with disability into the NDIS, rolls out in South-east Queensland from today, 6 September 2021.  Minister for Seniors and Disability Services and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships Craig Crawford MP announced the launch of the initiative into Ipswich, Somerset, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim, Logan, and Redlands. This work will identify and engage more people ... Read More
  • MEDIA RELEASE: We all want a sustainable and viable NDIS but mandatory independent assessments are not the way
    MEDIA RELEASE: We all want a sustainable and viable NDIS but mandatory independent assessments are not the way Queenslanders with disability, their families, supporters and service providers are clear that a sustainable and viable NDIS is important to everyone, but do not support that the proposed NDIS reforms or compulsory independent assessments are the way of achieving this. The NDIS is changing the lives of Queenslanders with disability and the broader community, including 45,000 ... Read More
  • Media Release: It’s time for Queensland renters to be given a fair go
    Joint Media Release: It’s time for Queensland renters to be given a fair go Today the Minister for Housing, Leeanne Enoch introduced proposed legislation that would see tenants at the whim of the well-funded real estate lobby. The Make Renting Fair Queensland campaign, supported by over 50 community organisations, have come out today outlining their disappointment with the mixed bag of changes, after two and a half years of waiting, the government’s new proposed legislation. ... Read More
  • Media Release: Queensland’s message on NDIS Reforms are clear – one size doesn’t fit all so pause, reset and co-design
    Media Release: Queensland’s message on NDIS Reforms are clear – one size doesn’t fit all so pause, reset and co-design Yesterday, Queenslanders with disability, their families, supporters and service providers came together to speak out about a number of proposed reforms to the ... Read More
  • Media Release: 99.5% of Queenslanders with disability still waiting for their priority 1a vaccinations
    Media Release: 99.5% of Queenslanders with disability still waiting for their priority 1a vaccinations Queenslanders with disability and their workers were identified as a priority group to get the COVID-19 vaccine in the Australian rollout, however less than 1% of people with disability in this priority group have received the vaccine. Nationally this total is less that 4%. People with disability, families, and service providers have been significantly impacted throughout the COVID-19 ... Read More
  • MEDIA RELEASE: Housing crisis by design
    MEDIA RELEASE: Housing crisis by design More than three quarters of Australians with mobility issues cannot find housing that meets their needs – and it’s a growing problem as our population ages, especially in regional and remote locations. Rockhampton local, Des Ryan has first-hand experience of housing accessibility challenges. “The only way I was able to secure housing that was affordable and met my disability needs was to build it from scratch” Des said. ... Read More
  • QDN CALLS FOR QUEENSLANDERS WITH DISABLITY TO BE PART OF A NEW EMERGING LEADERS PROGRAM THIS INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEOPLE WITH DISABLITY
    Media Release: QDN CALLS FOR QUEENSLANDERS WITH DISABLITY TO BE PART OF A NEW EMERGING LEADERS PROGRAM THIS INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEOPLE WITH DISABLITY. This International Day of People with Disability, Thursday 3 December 2020, QDN are calling for Queenslanders with disability to be part of a new and exciting Emerging Leaders Program. ... Read More
  • Media Release: QDN welcomes new minimum housing accessibility standards.
    Media Release: QDN welcomes new minimum housing accessibility standards. QDN welcomes the announcement of the inclusion of minimum accessibility provisions for new and extensively modified residential housing and apartments in the National Construction Code (NCC) 2022, based on the Liveable Housing Design Guidelines (LHDG) silver standards. QDN is a member of a coalition of more than 100 peak organisations who formed the Building Better Homes (BBH) Campaign, which called for mandatory ... Read More
  • Media Release: QDN launches new individual COVID-19 planning resource for people with disability
    Media Release: QDN launches new individual COVID-19 planning resource for people with disability Queenslanders with Disability Network (QDN) has worked with the University of Sydney to develop the COVID-19 Person-Centred Emergency Preparedness (PCEP) planning tool, funded with support from the Queensland Government Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors. Minister for Communities, Disability Services and Seniors, Coralee O’Rourke and Paige Armstrong, (QDN CEO), discussed ... Read More
  • MEDIA RELEASE: People with disability call for urgent action in COVID-19 response
    MEDIA RELEASE: People with disability call for urgent action in COVID-19 response Queenslanders with Disability Network (QDN) commends the federal government on its one-off $750 payment for disability support pensioners but has warned urgent action is needed to keep people with ... Read More
  • Media Release: QDN welcomes Minister O’Rourke’s launch of ‘Creating Inclusion: Enabling Adventure’ Digital Story
    QDN welcomes Minister O’Rourke’s launch of ‘Creating Inclusion: Enabling Adventure’ Digital Story International Day of People with Disability at Caboolture Changing Lives Changing Communities Today on 3 December 2019, International Day of People with Disability, the Hon. Coralee O’Rourke, Minister for Communities, Disability Services and Seniors launched Queenslanders with Disability Network (QDN’s) Deception Bay Local Support Group’s ‘Enabling Adventure’ Digital Story. ... Read More
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