Open letter to Senator the Hon. Linda Reynolds, Minister for National Disability Insurance Scheme and Minister for Government Services

QDN Board of Directors Chair Des Ryan, and Chief Executive Officer Paige Armstrong have written an open letter to Senator the Hon. Linda Reynolds Minister for National Disability Insurance Scheme and Minister for Government Services to welcome her to her new role. The letter provides feedback from QDN members with regards to the proposed reforms to the NDIS and calls on the Government to suspend the implementation of these changes, review and undertake meaningful consultation, engagement and co-design with people with people with disability, families, and providers.  Click on the link below to go to the letter .

Click here: Open letter to Senator the Hon. Linda Reynolds  

e-Blast: New parking reforms announced that will benefit Queenslanders with disability

QDN commends the Palaszczuk Government on reforms passed this week which make those with vision loss eligible for disability parking permits for the first time.  This reform will be supported by the doubling of the existing fine for drivers who illegally use disability parking spaces.  These changes come into effect from 31 August 2020.

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Renting in Queensland Reforms

QDN supports the proposed Queensland tenancy reforms which will lead to increased certainty and security for tenants, including people with disability. QDN members Charmaine and Elisha, and QDN’s CEO share their reasons why in this short video.

It only takes a minute to show your support for these reforms – have your say here

Submissions close 28 December

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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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