There are a number of policies and pieces of legislation that impact Queensland’s community service sector. We’ve summarised some of the most important legislation and policies in this section.

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Queensland Department of Seniors, Disability Services and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships legislation

Disability Services Guidelines

Other Queensland Government policy and legislation

Changes to child sexual abuse laws (July 2021)

On 5 July 2021, new laws around reporting sexual abuse of children commenced in Queensland. All adults living in Queensland are now required by law to report sexual offending against a child by another adult to police, unless they have a reasonable excuse.

Failure to disclose the information to police is an offence punishable by up to three years imprisonment.

We examine the changes in this blog entry.

Department of Social Services legislation (national)

The legislation used as the basis for family assistance, including the approval of child care services, the payment of Child Care Benefit, the payment of Maternity Immunisation Allowance and other matters relating to family assistance

Disallowable Instruments that are referred to in the Social Security Act 1991 under Part 3.18A-Private financial provision for certain people with disabilities.

Disallowable Instruments that are referred to in the Social Security Act 1991 in relation to qualification for Disability Support Pension.

Information is provided on legislation, which either was passed during the last sittings or is currently before the Parliament.

Other national legislation

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