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    Guide Hearing and Assistance Dogs Bill 2008
    Assistance dogs have been trained to assist people with physical, neurological or sensory disabilities to do everyday tasks. These include activities such as opening and shutting doors for a person in a wheelchair, turning light switches on and off, pressing pedestrian crossing buttons, retrieving items that have fallen on the ground and alerting people if their handler is in difficulty, for examp

    Disability Service Plan whole of government annaul progress report
    Disability Service Plans (DSPs) implemented across the Queensland Government from July 2007 are a vehicle for improving the lives of one in five Queenslanders with a disability. A requirement of the Disability Services Act 2006, DSPs aim to increase the responsiveness of government services to address the needs of people with a disability. DSPs have received strong support from all government dep

    Progress of the Positive Futures (Carter) Initiative
    In 2007, the Queensland Government committed to implementing the recommendations of the report by the Honourable W.J. Carter QC: “Challenging Behaviour and Disability – a Targeted Response” (Carter Report). This included the introduction of a new legislative framework to mandate positive behaviour support and regulate the use of restrictive practices; establishment of a new Specialist Response Se

    Private Members Bill - Disability Services (Criminal History) Bill 2009
    The Disability Services (Criminal History) Amendment Bill 2009 was introduced into Parliament as a Private Member’s Bill in October 2009. The Bill would amend the Disability Services Act 2006 (DSA). The DSA is one of a number of pieces of legislation that provides for the criminal history screening of persons who provide services for vulnerable people. The DSA also provided that if a funded non

    10 year plan for Queenslanders with a disability
    The draft 10 Year Plan for Supporting Queenslanders with a Disability (the 10 Year Plan) sets out the Queensland Government’s vision and commitment for achieving better outcomes for Queenslanders with a disability. It affirms the Queensland Government’s recognition that people with a disability are valued citizens with aspirations and potential to participate and contribute to society like other p

    Forensic Disability Bill 2011
    Queensland Government has previously committed to implementing recommendations 5.1 and 22 of the reports titled Promoting balance in the forensic mental health system – Final Report – Review of the Queensland Mental Health Act 2000 (Butler Report) and Challenging Behaviour and Disability – A Targeted Response (Carter Report) respectively. The implementation of these recommendations involves esta

    Productivity Commission's draft report - Disability Care and Support
    In 2009, the Australian Government commissioned the Productivity Commission to examine the feasibility, costs and benefits of replacing the current system of disability services with a new national long-term disability care and support scheme. The Productivity Commission released its draft report ‘Disability Care and Support’ in February 2011, and welcomed written submissions on the report. The

    Annual Progress Report on 2010-11 implementation of Positive Futures Initiative
    In 2007, the Queensland Government commenced the implementation of reforms to address all recommendations from the Honourable WJ Carter QC’s report, Challenging Behaviour and Disability – A Targeted Response (the Carter Report). Implementation of the 6-year Positive Futures initiative focuses on the provision of positive behaviour support to clients through the establishment of legislative safegua

    Absolutely everybody enabling Queenslanders with a disability, including Carer Action Plan
    ‘Absolutely everybody: enabling Queenslanders with a Disability’ is a blueprint over the next 10 years for the Queensland and local governments, community, business and industry bodies to work together to create inclusive communities which enable people with a disability to lead valued and fulfilling lives. Absolutely everybody reflects the findings from extensive public consultation on the draft

    Strengthening Front Line Disability Services in Queensland
    In July 2011, the Productivity Commission released their report into Disability Care and Support. The Queensland Government has provided support for a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) as proposed by the Productively Commission including that the Commonwealth Government should meet the extra cost associated with its establishment and ongoing operations. Many elements of Queensland’s curr

    National Disability Strategy 2010-20 Report to COAG 2012
    The National Disability Strategy (NDS) sets out a 10-year vision for an inclusive Australian society that enables people with disability to fulfil their potential as equal citizens. The strategy provides a unified, national approach to improving the lives of people with disability, their families and carers. It also aims to lead a change in attitudes in Australian communities to help achieve the i

    Response HealthCommunity Committee report Palliative and community care
    The Legislative Assembly referred the palliative care services and home and community care inquiry to the Health and Community Services Committee on 7 June 2012. The Committee submitted its report to the Legislative Assembly on 17 May 2013. According to the Parliament of Queensland Act 2001, the Premier or the relevant Minister must table a response to the Legislative Assembly/Clerk within three

    Queensland Disability Plan 2014-2019
    The Queensland Government has developed the Queensland Disability Plan 2014-2019 (QDP) that sets out a planned approach to implementing the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Queensland from 1 July 2016, and to ensure mainstream services are accessible, inclusive and enable the social and economic participation of Queenslanders with a disability. The QDP will be a key mechanism for del

    Disability Services Act 2006 Restrictive Practices Review
    The Disability Services Act 2006 and Guardianship and Administration Act 2000 create a regulatory framework for the use of restrictive practices on adults with intellectual or cognitive disability who have challenging behaviours. The scheme applies to disability services provided or funded by the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services. One of actions under the Premier’

    Disability Services Restrictive Practices Amendment Bill 2013
    The Disability Services Act 2006 and the Guardianship and Administration Act 2000 create a regulatory framework for the use of restrictive practices on adults with intellectual or cognitive disability who have challenging behaviours. The scheme applies to disability services provided or funded by the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services. The overall objective of the fr

    Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill 2013
    The Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (the Bill) amends the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008 (RTRAA) to facilitate a smooth transfer of public housing tenancies to Community Housing Providers. The legislative amendments will enable a Community Housing Provider to capture Commonwealth Rent Assistance in the rent charged to

    Qld NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) Implementation Plan 2014-16
    On 8 May 2013, the Queensland Government signed a Heads of Agreement with the Australian Government for full implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to commence on 1 July 2016 and implemented by 1 July 2019. The Queensland Government will undertake a program of work to assist people with disability, the disability sector, government services and the workforce to prepare f

    Proposed reforms to the Guide, Hearing and Assistance Dogs Act 2009
    The main purpose of the Guide, Hearing and Assistance Dogs Act 2009 (the Act) is to recognise the rights of people with disability to be accompanied by guide, hearing or assistance dogs in public places, public passenger vehicles and places of accommodation. The Act also ensures the quality and accountability of guide, hearing and assistance dog trainers. In September 2013, a full review of the Ac

    Appointment of the Public Advocate
    Section 208 of the Guardianship and Administration Act 2000 (the Act) provides that there must be a Public Advocate. Section 209 of the Act outlines that the Public Advocate has the following functions: promoting and protecting the rights of adults with impaired capacity for a matter; promoting the protection of the adults from neglect, exploitation or abuse; encouraging the development of progra

    Guide Hearing and Assistance Dogs Amendment Bill 2015
    In 2013, a full review of the Guide, Hearing and Assistance Dogs Act 2009 (the Act) commenced to ensure the Act continues to deliver on its objectives for people with disability as well as industry. A stakeholder review panel was established to assist in the review of the Act. The panel consisted of government and non-government representatives, including peak/advocacy bodies, tourism and housing

    Disability Services and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015
    Queensland will transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) from 2016 with full implementation due by 1 July 2019. As part of Queensland’s readiness, the government is reviewing Queensland Government legislation to ensure legislation enables and supports transition to the NDIS and full scheme implementation in Queensland. This project involves two stages: Stage One (dual system)

    Consultation on National Injury Insurance Scheme for Motor Vehicle Accidents
    The establishment of a National Injury Insurance Scheme (NIIS) alongside the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) was recommended by the Productivity Commission in its 2011 Inquiry Report, Disability Care and Support. The Productivity Commission proposed that a NIIS would cover the lifetime (i.e. until death) care and support needs of catastrophically injured people across four main stream

    Appointment of Director of Forensic Disability
    The Director of Forensic Disability has an independent statutory oversight role to ensure the protection of the rights of forensic disability clients, and that the detention, assessment, care and support, and protection of the clients comply with the Forensic Disability Act 2011 (the Act). As outlined under section 87 of the Act, the Director has the following functions— ensuring the protection o

    National Injury Insurance Scheme (Queensland) Bill 2016
    The establishment of a National Injury Insurance Scheme (NIIS) alongside the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) was recommended by the Productivity Commission in its 2011 Inquiry Report, Disability Care and Support. The Productivity Commission proposed that a NIIS would cover the lifetime (i.e. until death) care and support needs of catastrophically injured people across four main stream

    Appointment of Director of Forensic Disability
    The Director of Forensic Disability, established under the Forensic Disability Act 2011 (the Act), has an independent statutory oversight role to ensure the protection of the rights of forensic disability clients, and that the detention, assessment, care and support, and protection of clients comply with the Act. As outlined under the Act the Director has the following functions: ensuring that th

    Appointments to the Queensland and seven Regional Disability Advisory Councils
    The Queensland Disability Advisory Council (QDAC) and seven Regional Disability Advisory Councils (RDACs) are established under section 222 of the Disability Services Act 2006. QDAC and RDACs provide advice and raise important disability issues with the Minister and state government departments. The councils are a key channel for consultation on national disability matters, and contribute to and s

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    12 May, 2016

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