Queensland Carers Advisory Council

Purpose

The Queensland Carers Advisory Council is established under the Carers (Recognition) Act 2008 to provide advice to the Minister for Seniors and Disability Services and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships on work to promote the interests of carers and make recommendations to support carer recognition.

The council consists of 12 members from a diverse range of backgrounds that have a strategic focus on advancing the interests of carers and promoting compliance with the Queensland Carers Charter (PDF, 609 KB) Queensland Carers Charter (DOCX, 13 KB).

Activities of the council include:

  • attendance at all meetings (subject to Covid Safe Plan)
  • providing advice on carer-related issues
  • consultation with other carers and carer organisations
  • other activities as directed by the Minister.

Functions

The role of members includes:

  • working to advance the interests of carers and promote compliance by public authorities with the carers charter
  • making recommendations to the Minister on enhancing compliance by public authorities with the carers charter
  • providing general advice to the Minister on matters relating to carers
  • carrying out other functions as directed by the Minister.

In between official meetings, members may be invited to contribute to out-of-session consultations or working groups to address particular issues. 

Unpaid carer members of the Council are remunerated for attendance at official Council meetings and all members are reimbursed for reasonable out-of-pocket expenses associated with participating in official Council meetings in accordance with the Remuneration Procedures for Part-time Chairs and Members of Queensland Government Bodies (PDF) (PDF).