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Gold Coast Digital Inclusion Workshops

Need to learn the skills to access information online during a disaster? Our digital inclusion program can help!

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Peer Support Group meetings

Looking for a place to connect, meet new people, find out more about topics of interest like NDIS, navigating hospitals and healthcare or housing. Come along to one of QDN’s Peer Support Groups.

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Brisbane Games 2032 - Visioning Forum

QDN held an online 'Visioning Forum - For Queenslanders with Disability' on the 13th of June. A summary report will be available soon. 

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Taxis and passengers with disability 

QDN held a 'members only' online event around taxis and passengers with disability. We will let you know when the summary report is available.

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  • QDN e-News Video Update – October Week1
    QDN e-News Video October 2022 Week 1 COVID-19 CHANGES TO VACINATION AND ISOLATION Vaccination Recently, there have been three key changes to Queensland Health’s public health directions. Workers in most healthcare settings, including disability support services, are no longer required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to be able to work. This excludes those providing support services in shared disability accommodation with 4 or more residents and those working in residential aged care. An ... Read More
  • Policy Update, there is a image of a tick in a box with an arrow coming out the side of the box and circling around back to point at the box.QDN e-News Video Update – September Week 3
    QDN e-News Video September 2022 Week 3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SlHYhUogXU Leave Nobody Behind – Disability Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction (DIDRR) Networking Lunch Over 70 delegates from across the Asia-Pacific have been attending the 2022 Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction. QDN and our partners met with delegates over lunch at the Brisbane Convention Centre to discuss, connect, partner, and share information on Disability Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction ... Read More
  • Policy Update, there is a image of a tick in a box with an arrow coming out the side of the box and circling around back to point at the box.QDN e-News Video Update – September Week 1
    QDN e-News Video September 2022 Week 1 Queensland Workforce Strategy The Queensland Workforce Strategy 2022-2032 is the first whole-of-government workforce strategy produced by the Queensland Government. It delivers on the outcomes of the Queensland Workforce Summit, held in March 2022. The Strategy delivers innovative and practical solutions to ensure Queensland has a ready workforce to support growth, strengthen our communities and keep Queensland at the forefront of new economic ... Read More
  • Celebrating 20 Years, inform, connect, lead, influence. QDN, Queenslanders with disability networkQDN e-News Video Update – August Week 3
    QDN e-News Video Update – August 2022 Week 3 QDN’s 20 Years We are looking forward to celebrating with members and our stakeholders our 20 years. Stay tuned for what will be happening and how you can join in. It is an important time for us and a time to reflect on how far we have come as an organisation and celebrate it. Will have a regional focus on celebrations too and we will let you know those details shortly. National Disability Summit Michelle Moss, Acting Chief Executive Officer on ... Read More
  • Dark blue background with pink text saying Covid-19 Update. Below are four circles with graphics of hand sanitiser, mask, people social distancing and a Covid vaccination needle.QDN e-News Video Update – August Week 1
    QDN e-News Video Update – August 2022 Week 1 QDN’s 20 Years We are looking forward to celebrating with members and our stakeholders our 20 years. Stay tuned for what will be happening and how you can join in. It is an important time for us and a time to reflect on how far we have come as an organisation and celebrate it. Will have a regional focus on celebrations too and we will let you know those details shortly. We are seeking ‘Expressions of Interest’ for QDN Board Member ... Read More
  • need to learn the skills to access information online during a disaster? Our digital inclusion program can help! Click here!GIVIT for Digital Inclusion
      GIVIT for Digital Inclusion Brisbane City Council has recently announced that Brisbane City Council Libraries are accepting donations of digital devices for not-for-profit organisation GIVIT to contribute to Digital Inclusion Project alongside Queenslanders with Disability Network (QDN). QDN’s Digital Inclusion program assists people living with disability with the support of the Digital Champions, community members living with a disability to help bridge the digital divide, and keeping ... Read More
  • A Yellow Queensland Rail train arriving at platform.Jeni Lewington – QBlogger
    Jeni Lewington – QBlogger Hi, I’m Jeni Lewington. I’m a freelance editor and I live in an over 50s resort called in Park Ridge, which is in the Logan City Council (LCC) area of southeast Queensland. I’m also a person living with a disability and, while at home I use a walker to get around, out on the streets I use an electric wheelchair. I also can’t speak so I use an app on my phone called Speech Assistant, and I use the National Relay Service (NRS) to make calls. In this blog article, ... Read More
  • A Yellow Queensland Rail train arriving at platform.Karene Gravener – QBlogger
    Karene Gavener – QBlogger Hello everyone, My name is Karene Gravener and I live in very sunny Townsville. Townsville is a great city, with many beautiful places to visit, Reef HQ, The Strand, the Museum of Tropical Queensland… and for an eight-kilometre ferry ride, you can make it to Magnetic Island; a wonder all on its own. Unfortunately, though, people with disabilities don’t have the opportunity to enjoy this city in the way that others might. One of the main reasons for ... Read More
  • A Yellow Queensland Rail train arriving at platform.Group Convenor Profile – Wayne Maitland
      Wayne Maitland Cairns Peer Support Group Why did you join QDN? I want to make a difference . I wanted to have an impact and use my previous work and life experience to help others speak out and make a difference. QDN enables me to do just that around the issues that impact people with disability. What has been good about becoming part of the group? Being part of something bigger, friendship, being out in the community and being able to communicate with others and share issues or ideas on ... Read More
  • QDN Update Video Click Here To ViewQDN e-News Video Update – July Week 3
    QDN e-News Video Update – July 2022 Week 3 Click Here To View The Latest QDN eNews   CEO Announcement  QDN’s CEO Paige Armstrong will announce in this video edition of QDN e-News that she will be going on long service leave from Monday 25 July 2022. During her leave period of three months Michelle Moss, Director Policy and Strategic Engagement will be stepping into the role of CEO whilst Paige goes on long service leave.   COVID-19 Update With another wave upon us and high ... Read More
  • BIDRC Building Inclusive Disaster Resilient Communities.Inclusive Disaster Resilience Events
    Inclusive Disaster Resilience Events Join QDN for a series of inclusive disaster resilience events in five Queensland communities. Do you want to work together to create a more inclusive and disaster resilient community? QDN, with project partners The University of Sydney and the Community Services Industry Alliance (CSIA) are bringing a series of two-day inclusive community resilience events to five communities across Queensland over the next two years as part of the Building Inclusive ... Read More
  • There is a photo in a circle with a woman wearing dark glasses and holding a cane, standing next to a taxi sign.QDN Taxi Summary Report
    We have just released the QDN Taxi  Summary Report that was held in response to feedback from QDN members and the broader community. QDN held a ‘members only’ online event on 2 June around taxis and passengers with disability. The aim of this forum was to give members a platform to make an impact in improving the situation by leading, influencing, informing, and connecting. We thank all our members who have contributed towards this report through sharing your feedback and experiences. You can ... Read More
  • A Yellow Queensland Rail train arriving at platform.Group Convenor Profile – Patricia Marsh
      Patricia Marsh Rockhampton Peer Support Group Why did you join QDN? Because my passion is to improve the lives of people with disability and to advocate for people with disability to improve their own lives What has been good about being a part of the group? I feel more confident in speaking up for myself and advocating for myself and others.   What has been one of the groups achievements? Helping people with disability in Rockhampton prepare their Person-Centred Emergency ... Read More
  • Dark blue background with pink text saying Covid-19 Update. Below are four circles with graphics of hand sanitiser, mask, people social distancing and a Covid vaccination needle.QDN e-News Video Update – July Week 1
    QDN e-News Video Update – July 2022 Week 1 NAIDOC Week This week is NAIDOC Week and QDN has a proud history of celebrating NAIDOC Week. This year’s theme is Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! From the frontier wars and our earliest resistance fighters to our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities fighting for change today—we continue to show up. Now is the time. We cannot afford to lose momentum for change. We all must continue to Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! for systemic change ... Read More
  • QDN Queenlsanders with disability network Budget overview. There is a graphic of a magnifying glass with a dollar sign in the middle and multiple arrows point outwards from it.Member Update: QDN Welcomes 2022 State Budget
      Member Update: QDN Welcomes 2022 State Budget The state budget was handed down on Tuesday 21 June, 2022. The following highlights key budget announcements across key government portfolios that affect people with disability. Among a number of highlights that will directly benefit Queenslanders with disability, QDN is particularly pleased to see a commitment to the continuation of the Taxi Subsidy Scheme, including an increase in the capped amount from $25.00-$30.00. This will assist many ... Read More

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