Our priorities

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Priority: Support older people to lead healthy and productive lives and ensure policies and programs continue to be age friendly

Key deliverables:

  • Deliver initiatives to support Queensland seniors including:
    - Seniors Month events and activities
    - Provide support services to improve social inclusion, engagement and participation
    - Elder abuse prevention, support and awareness.
  • Coordination of the age-friendly community strategic direction statement, implementation schedule and action plans
  • Report on outcomes achieved under the age-friendly community action plans
  • Provide seniors card and concessions schemes to eligible Queenslanders

Disability Services

Priority: Managing the Queensland Government's ongoing investment in the NDIS

Key deliverables:

  • Develop a Queensland Government approach to monitoring public value from NDIS services
  • Lead and facilitate the national strategy in Queensland

Priority: Continuing to deliver quality disability services as required, including providing accommodation support and respite services and quality and safeguards mechanisms

Key deliverables:

  • Continue to deliver direct high-quality services through:
    - Accommodation Support and Respite Services
    - Continuity of Support Services
    - Forensic Disability Service
  • Engaging and partnering with peak and disability organisations and associations
  • Contribute to the provision of safe service environments for people with disability through criminal history screening and regulating the use of restrictive practices.

Priority: Increasing recognition, respect and support for carers and their role

Key deliverable:

  • Promote and support the principles of the Queensland Carers Charter to ensure compliance by all Queensland Government departments and statutory bodies

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships

Closing the Gap Information about this national initiative to close the gap in life outcomes and opportunities between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous Australians.
Cultural Capability How to source cultural capability training.
Domestic and Family Violence Taskforce The department is committed to addressing domestic and family violence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and is working with relevant agencies to develop a Queensland Government response to the Not Now, Not Ever: Putting an End to Domestic and Family Violence in Queensland report.
Queensland Government Reconciliation Action Plan 2018-2021 (RAP) The RAP demonstrates the Queensland Government’s commitment to building stronger relationships between Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and non-Indigenous Queenslanders.
Moving Ahead: A strategic approach to increasing the participation of Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islander people in Queensland's economy The Moving Ahead strategy is a whole-of-government strategy to improve economic participation outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders.
Welfare Reform The department has a key role in leading Queensland’s Welfare Reform program to support families and individuals to improve their lives by re-building social norms and re-establishing local authority for Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islander people living in Welfare Reform communities.
Local Thriving Communities

The Queensland Government is committed to working with the state’s 19 remote and discrete Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to establish greater decision-making authority in service delivery and economic development through the Local Thriving Communities (LTC) reform.

LTC is a significant long-term reform that will embed change, resulting in a visibly different way of working alongside communities across the state to improve outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders.

Celebrating Reconciliation Grants

Provides funding to support community events that encourage participation in National Reconciliation Week.

Indigenous Languages Grants Provides funding to promote, preserve and revive Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages.
National Redress Scheme The department is committed to supporting the National Redress Scheme which provides support to people who experienced institutional child sexual abuse.
Community and Personal Histories Community and Personal Histories facilitate access to restricted departmental records created about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities as a result of past “Protection Acts”.