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 positions
We would like to invite Expressions of Interest from Members who are keen to advance their leadership skills for the benefit of Queenslanders with disability.
QDN continues to get the issues that matter most to our members out into the media. Over the past week we have been featured on radio, TV, online and in newspapers.
We have been discussing the importance of people with disability knowing about the anti-viral treatment that can be accessed if you contract COVID-19 and also discussing the contents of our Visioning Forum – 2032 Games that was recently released. This report also sets out our keys goals of things we want to see achieved that will leave a legacy of inclusiveness and accessibility for all Queenslanders. It is great to see these two member issues getting so much media coverage and we thank our members for adding their voices and contributions to the report.
As the situation continues to change it is important that you keep up-to-date. The Department of Health and Aged Care has produced 'easy read' information on COVID-19 oral medicines. Have a read and keep informed.
Free RAT Kits from the Queensland Government
From 1 August 2022, if you hold an eligible Commonwealth Concession card, you can get free RAT kits at Queensland Health RAT distribution points. You can get up to 5 RAT kits per month and you can get all five from a single visit.
Home modifications Member Survey
We recently sent a survey to all our members asking about your experiences of request home modifications. It is important you have your say as a QDN member! This will help us form and shape our conversations with the REIQ, Queensland’s peak body in real estate. This survey was emailed to all members, so check your inbox and please return your feedback by 12 August 2022.
Dept of Health 10 Year Primary Health Care Plan
The Australian Dept of Health recently released a 10 Year Primary Health Care Plan:
There’s a strong focus on new technologies, person-centred care and integrated care. You can find more information out on the website, it is important that you read it as it has an impact on people with disability and the wider society.
QDN Women with disability Policy Member Only Forum
Queensland Women's Strategy
When: Wednesday 31 August
The purpose of this forum is to give our members as women with disability the opportunity to discuss with each other what this strategy means to them and what are the opportunities they see to influence change and bring this to life in a meaningful way, and who we can work with to make that happen.
Information on the guest speakers will be announced shortly.
Review of Queensland’s Anti-Discrimination Act has concluded
On Friday 29 July the Attorney-General was provided the Building belonging: Review of Queensland’s Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 by the Humans Right Commission needs to be Human Rights Commissioner.
The review considered whether there is a need for any reform to enhance and update Queensland’s anti-discrimination laws, taking into account Australian and international best practices, to best protect and promote equality, and non-discrimination and the realisation of human rights. The review was guided by comprehensive and wide-ranging Terms of Reference, and involved extensive consultations and submissions processes, as well as a thorough analysis of other jurisdictional approaches and human rights protections both domestically and internationally.