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Queensland Government media release

It’s even easier for Queenslanders to have their say on how we can shape our state’s future for people with disability, with a shorter, simpler survey now available until February 24.

Disability Services Minister Coralee O’Rourke encouraged all Queenslanders to spare 10 minutes to take part in the shorter state-wide ‘Towards an all abilities Queensland’ consultation survey.

“The shorter survey has been designed with five simple questions, making it even easier for people to contribute their ideas on how we can better include, value and empower people with disability,” Mrs O’Rourke said.

“We have also extended the consultation period by two weeks, giving people more time to be heard.

“We are focused on creating a better future for all Queenslanders, but we can’t do this alone.

“That’s why we want to hear your views on how best to drive change to ensure our state is more inclusive for people with disability.”

Mrs O’Rourke said more than 70 submissions had been received so far and invited more Queenslanders to play a part in shaping our future.

“A new disability plan will help people with disability to achieve our goal that Queenslanders of all abilities can live the life they choose,” she said.

“We want a state that truly is for everyone, where people with disability have more opportunities to work, socialise, travel and participate in our communities.

“In particular, we are proposing five key areas of focus, which include personal and community relationships, recreation and tourism, working and learning, key services, and leadership and contribution.

“With the roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) now underway, it is time to ensure people with disability not only receive supports, but also live a meaningful and full life just like everyone else.

“By working with people with disability, their families and carers, businesses, organisations, other governments and the community, we want to break down barriers and make our state more inclusive.”

To get involved in the ‘Towards an all abilities Queensland’ consultation paper visit www.qld.gov.au/allabilitiesqueensland.

Submissions are open until Tuesday 24 February 2017.

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