Policy Submissions

We are committed to improving the health, well-being, socioeconomic status, recognition and respect of carers through influencing public and social policy.

Policy or systemic advocacy is a means of informing and influencing legislation, the policies and practices of government, the statutory and non-statutory service sector and the broader community through various forms of persuasive communications including representations, submissions and media campaigns.

Carers Queensland will:

  • Consult with carers on all key strategic issues
  • Persistently and faithfully advocate with and for carers
  • Pursue opportunities to represent the issues, needs and aspirations of carers to Federal and State governments, policy makers, statutory and non-statutory service providers and the broader community
  • Lobby Federal and State governments for improvement in the recognition of and respect for carers
  • Analyse new and amended Federal and State legislation regarding any potential impact on carers and for those they care
  • Deal fairly with the people and organisations we seek to influence
  • Work collaboratively with key partners and other organisations who also seek to raise the issues, needs and aspirations of carers and for those they care.

As well as working with government and agencies in Queensland, Carers Queensland contributes to university research and national submissions prepared by Carers Australia and the Network of Carer Associations. We also advocate on national issues that are of particular importance to caring families in our State.

Submissions

2016

PERSONALISED TRANSPORT REVIEW GREEN PAPER

CQ SUBMISSION TO HOUSING STRATEGY REVIEW

CQ SUBMISSION – RESPONSE TO RECOMMENDATION 13 – DFV REPORT

CQ SUBMISSION – DISABILITY PARKING PROPOSALS

BN PHN Mental Health and Suicide Needs Assessment

2015

CQ CHSP SUBMISSION

CQ NDIS QUALITY & SAFEGUARDING SUBMISSION

CQ SUBMISSION – AGED CARE ADVOCACY SERVICES OPTIONS PAPER

CQ SUBMISSION – DOMESTIC AND FAMILY VIOLENCE PREVENTION STRATEGY

CQ SUBMISSION – NATIONAL SAFETY & QUALITY HEALTH SERVICE STANDARDS

CQ SUBMISSION – NDIS ACT 2013 REVIEW

CQ SUBMISSION – STATEWIDE BRAIN INJURY REHABILITATION SERVICES PLAN

CQ SUBMISSION TO MENTAL HEALTH BILL 2015 REVIEW

CQ 2015 Election Platform

CQ SUBMISSION TO DSS USER RIGHTS PRINCIPLES 2015

CQ SUBMISSION TO KPMG ANALYSIS OF DEMENTIA PROGRAMMES & SERVICES

2014

CQ – Brain Injury Rehabilitation Planning Project

CQ SUBMISSION TO DECISION-MAKING SUPPORT GURADIANSHIP SYSTEM

CQ SUBMISSION TO DRAFT GUARDIANSHIP LAWS

CQ submission to the Palliative Care Australia Standards Review 2014

CQ submission to the out-of-pocket health care costs Senate inquiry

CQ submission to the Mental Health Act review

CQ Submission to the Disability Services _Restrictive Practices_ and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 V.3

CQ Submission to Equality Capacity and Disability CQ submission – Queensland Social Services Investment Framework

CQ CHSP Submission

Carers Queensland – Submission to the NSQHSS High quality end of life care

Carers Queensland – Submission to SEQ Water and Wastewater Code Review

Carers Queensland – Submission to NDS Block Funding Position Paper

2013

Carers Queensland – Submission to Commonwealth HACC Transport Review

Carers Queensland – Submission to Medical and Disability Aids and Equipment Price Disparities

Carers Queensland – Submission to the Financial System Inquiry

Carers Queensland – Submission to the review of Medicare Locals 2013

Review of Restrictive Practices 2013

Review of the Queensland Mental Health Act 2000

Queensland Mental Health Commission Strategic Plan Policy Project

National Safety and Quality Health Service – Cognitive impairment & acute care

Carers Queensland Submission to TSS: Submission to the Queensland Taxi Subsidy Scheme Review Panel, January 2013

Submission to the Health and Community Services Committee – Queensland Mental Health Commission Bill 2012, January 2013

Carers Queensland Inc. Submission to Queensland Mental Health Commission

Submission to the Council of Australian Governments –  National Disability Insurance Scheme Regulation Impact Statement, January 2013

2012

Carers Queensland Inc. Submission to the Regulation Impact Statement Inquiry

Submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs ‐ National Disability Insurance Scheme Bill 2012

Carers Queensland Inc. Submission to NDIS Draft Legislation

Submission to National Disability Insurance Scheme Secretariat – National Disability Insurance Scheme Rules, March 2013

Carers Queensland Inc. Submission to NDIS rules (187 KB)

Health and Community Services Committee ‐ Inquiry into palliative care services and home and community care services in Queensland, August 2012

Carers Queensland Submission to Inquiry Palliative and Home and Community Care

Submission to the National LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Strategy, October 2012.

Carers Queensland Submission to National LGBTI Alliance

Recommended amendments to the Fair Work Amendment (Better Work/Life Balance) Bill 2012. Submission prepared by Carers Queensland, February 2012.

Carers Queensland Inc. Submission to the Fair Work Amendment

Pre-budget submission: Carers Queensland has made a number of recommendations that will advance the recognition and rights of carers and seek to secure funding for carer specific services.

CQ Budget Submission 2012-2013b

Queensland Mental Health Commission Advisory Committee: Carers Queensland supports the recommendation of the Advisory Committee to champion the concerns of carers of mental with mental health problems

CQ Submission to Qld MH Commission Advisory Committee