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    Policy Context

    The QDP 2014−19 aligns with, and will deliver on, Queensland's commitments under the National Disability Strategy 2010−2020. It will also contribute to meeting the Queensland Government's obligations under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

    The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (the Convention), ratified by Australia on 17 July 2008, obligates all governments in Australia to work towards promoting, protecting and ensuring the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by all persons with disability and to promote respect for their inherent dignity.

    National Disability Strategy 2010−2020, endorsed by the Council of Australian Governments in 2011, represents a unified approach by all governments in Australia and the Australian Local Government Association to work together with business and the community towards the vision of an inclusive Australia. This strategy outlines six priority areas for action: inclusive and accessible communities; rights protection, justice and legislation; economic security; personal and community support; learning and skills and health and wellbeing.

    In addition, on 8 May 2013, the Queensland Government signed an agreement with the Commonwealth Government to commence the NDIS in Queensland from 1 July 2016 with full implementation in 2019. When the NDIS is fully underway, an estimated 97 000 Queenslanders will receive the disability support they need to participate in the community and pursue their life goals.

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    Last updated:
    26 July, 2017
    Last reviewed:
    13 May, 2014