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ACT in Focus by Jo Huxley, April 2024

A fresh Disability Strategy and First Action Plan are positive steps for the ACT in this transformational time for providers.
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New book tells government how best to support people with developmental disability

The book, in easy-read format from Developmental Disability WA, tells the state and federal governments where more funding should go.

Queensland in Focus by Jason McKey, February 2023

Queensland in Focus by Jason McKey, State Manager QLD


Powering through the year, with Christmas and New Year distant memories, we find ourselves about to begin March’s activities. 

Over the past month, I have met with the new Minister for Disability Services, Charis Mullen, to discuss issues facing Queensland providers. Minister Mullen repeated her desire to work with NDS to improve operating conditions for our members. I also briefed the Shadow Minister, John-Paul Langbroek. With a state election scheduled for later this year, NDS in Qld is taking care to give equal attention to all sides of politics.  

With Tracey Shaw, our Senior Sector Development Officer, back from extended leave, we’ve begun planning our trips around Queensland. Face-to-face meetings with members give us a clearer understanding of the issues affecting our members.   

But sometimes an online session is the only way to go, especially given the distances we have to cover in Queensland. We have already hosted several webinars this year and will keep giving you updates on relevant topics throughout 2024. 

We are delighted that Cairns is hosting this year’s NDS Regional and Remote Conference on 9 and 10 April. The entire Queensland team expects a well-attended and successful event. We hope you can join us. If you haven’t already registered, go to the event page where you will find full details.   

Perhaps I’ll see you there.   

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Jason McKey, State Manager Qld, 07 3828 9417, submit enquiry/feedback