QDN News Video Update - February 2022 Week 4

QDN Annual General Meeting 2021

The QDN Annual General Meeting was held last weekend, Saturday 19 February. There was a mix of face to face and online participants and there was around 100 members and supporters from around the state.

Launched QDN’s Peer Leadership Framework and Co-Design Principles

QDN is pleased to let members and supporters know that we launched our QDN Leadership Framework and Co-Design Principles on 19 February at our Annual General Meeting (AGM) Hon Craig Crawford MP, Minister for Seniors, Disability Services and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships officially launched them by video, and was represented on the day in person by local MP Jonty Bush, Member for Copper.

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COVID-19 Update

New information sheets – Getting the COVID-19 care you need

QDN has produced some information sheets for Queensland Health on the new care pathways for people with disability and their supporters if they get COVID-19, so they know how to access the right health care to meet their needs.

Read the new Care Pathways Fact Sheets here


Restrictions easing

From 4 March at 6pm restrictions are easing. You won’t need to wear masks inside except at hospitals, residential aged care facilities, disability accommodation, prisons, public transport, airports and on planes. There will be no limit on the number of household visitors. There will be no limit on the number of people at businesses or venues.

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Policy Wrap Up

E-Scooter reforms: speeds slashed, new fines and parking changes

QDN was proud to play a part in designing the e-scooter safety reforms.

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Read QDN's E-Scooter report here



Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS – NDIS Workforce Final Report

The Joint Standing Committee has released its final report on NDIS Workforce February 2022.

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Decision Regulation Impact Statement – Stage 1

The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications and the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads are leading a process to reform the Transport Standards to ensure they remain efficient and effective, are fit for purpose and meet the current needs of Australian society. The reform process is split into two stages. Stage 1 identified 16 areas of reform, as well as amendments to references of the Australian Standards, based on consultation with the disability community, governments and the public transport industry. Infrastructure and Transport Ministers confirmed the first tranche of 16 reform areas on 11 February 2022.

To read the statement click here

  Accessible version can be found here.


Submissions for Review of Anti-Discrimination Act Queensland close 1 March 2022

The review looks at whether our anti-discrimination law protects and promotes equality and non-discrimination to the greatest extent possible.

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New Report - Unleashing the potential – an open and equitable health system

The Australian and Queensland health systems have made some rapid changes to healthcare delivery in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and some of these innovations have ongoing potential. A ‘window of opportunity’ exists for Queensland’s health system to build on the pandemic response reforms and innovations that deliver better value for our patients, our workforce and partners, and the wider community. The group’s report has been developed with input from clinicians, health experts, consumers, unions and other stakeholders, and provides a roadmap to further strengthen Queensland’s health system. The report outlines 17 recommendations focused on key areas to accelerate health system transformation.

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