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    State Disability Plan Whole of Government Action
    Support national communication strategies and activities to promote the National Disability Strategy 2010—2020.
    Year 1 - 2017–2018
    Activities/success measure
    Year 2 - 2018–2019
    Activities/success measure
    Year 3 - 2019–2020
    Activities/success measure
    Overall measure Responsible area

    Assess the suitability of promotional materials and campaign strategies developed by the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services (DCCSDS).

    Deliver whole-of-government managed social media campaigns and sub-campaigns as appropriate for the National Disability Strategy 2010–2020 (NDS) via:

    • Queensland Government Facebook
    • Queensland Government YouTube
    • Queensland Government Instagram

    Conduct internal National Disability Strategy related communication via internal online platforms i.e. for Disability Awareness Week and for other DCCSDS developed material.

    Deliver external communications and media campaigns which support diversity and inclusion and people with disability.

    Assess the suitability of DCCSDS developed promotional materials and campaign strategies.

    Deliver whole-of-government managed social media campaigns and sub-campaigns as appropriate for the National Disability Strategy 2010–2020 (NDS) via:

    • Queensland Government Facebook
    • Queensland Government YouTube
    • Queensland Government Instagram

    Conduct internal National Disability Strategy related communication via internal online platforms i.e. for Disability Awareness Week and for other DCCSDS developed material.

    Deliver external communications and media campaigns which support diversity and inclusion and people with disability.

    Assess the suitability of DCCSDS developed promotional materials and campaign strategies.

    Deliver whole-of-government managed social media campaigns and sub-campaigns as appropriate for the National Disability Strategy 2010–2020 (NDS) via:

    • Queensland Government Facebook
    • Queensland Government YouTube
    • Queensland Government Instagram

    Conduct internal National Disability Strategy related communication via internal online platforms i.e. for Disability Awareness Week and for other DCCSDS developed material.

    Deliver external communications and media campaigns which support diversity and inclusion and people with disability.

    Queensland participates and contributes to NDS communication strategies and activities (State Disability Plan measure).

    Strategy and Engagement
    Communication Services

    Public Service Commission

    State Disability Plan Whole of Government Action
    Queensland Government Ministers act as champions with business, industry and organisational partners within their portfolio to raise awareness of disability and build partnerships and opportunities.
    Year 1 - 2017–2018
    Activities/success measure
    Year 2 - 2018–2019
    Activities/success measure
    Year 3 - 2019–2020
    Activities/success measure
    Overall measure Responsible area

    Champion disability awareness within the Premier’s arts portfolio and across the arts sector including Arts Statutory Bodies.

    Initiate high level conversations with Arts Statutory Bodies, peak arts sector organisations and arts sector leaders to raise awareness of disability issues, promote a more inclusive arts sector and reach a consensus on future actions.

    Champion disability awareness within the Premier’s arts portfolio and across the arts sector including Arts Statutory Bodies.

    Encourage the development and promotion of inclusive arts programming and employment practices across the sector.

    Champion disability awareness within the Premier’s arts portfolio and across the arts sector including Arts Statutory Bodies.

    Capture and recognise achievements of the arts sector in progressing inclusive arts practices.

    Information pack provided to Ministers to support development of partnerships (State Disability Plan measure).

    Arts Queensland

    State Disability Plan Whole of Government Action
    Investigate and develop options to provide disability awareness training to Queensland Government frontline staff and to incorporate disability awareness training into Queensland Government induction programs.
    Year 1 - 2017–2018
    Activities/success measure
    Year 2 - 2018–2019
    Activities/success measure
    Year 3 - 2019–2020
    Activities/success measure
    Overall measure Responsible area

    Provide training and development programs to build a culture that supports inclusive workplace practices including:

    • Respectful workplace behaviours
    • Unconscious bias
    • Reasonable adjustment
    • Recruitment and selection
    • Mental health

    Provide training and development programs to build a culture that supports inclusive workplace practices including:

    • Respectful workplace behaviours
    • Unconscious bias
    • Reasonable adjustment
    • Recruitment and selection
    • Mental health

    Investigate options to incorporate disability awareness training into DPC/PSC induction programs (following rollout of DCCSDS pilot program).

    Investigate options to develop whole-of-sector induction resources.

    Provide training and development programs to build a culture that supports inclusive workplace practices including:

    • Respectful workplace behaviours
    • Unconscious bias
    • Reasonable adjustment
    • Recruitment and selection
    • Mental health

    Training is progressively provided to departmental staff, in accordance with approved annual training program.
    (Department of Premier and Cabinet Measure)

    All new staff receive disability awareness training during induction (State Disability Plan measure).

    Corporate Administration Agency
    Human Resources

    Corporate and Government Services
    Human Resource Services

    Public Service Commission

    State Disability Plan Whole of Government Action
    Encourage Local Governments, non-government organisations and businesses to develop disability access and inclusion plans and use processes to engage with people with disability in the design and delivery of services.
    Year 1 - 2017–2018
    Activities/success measure
    Year 2 - 2018–2019
    Activities/success measure
    Year 3 - 2019–2020
    Activities/success measure
    Overall measure Responsible area

    Promote Disability Action Plans (DAPs) to funded arts organisations, non-government organisations, local government and businesses.

    Provide access to online resources, templates and checklists for DAPs through Arts Acumen.

    Continue to promote DAPs to funded arts organisations, non-government organisations, local government and businesses.

    Review and refine online resources through arts sector feedback.

    Continue to promote DAPs to funded arts organisations, non-government organisations, local government and businesses.

    Publish case studies of successful inclusive practice by funded arts organisations.

    Deliver online information to support Local Governments, non-government organisations and businesses to develop DAPs. (Arts Queensland measure).

    Arts Queensland

    Policy Division
    Economic Policy

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    Last updated:
    7 September, 2017
    Last reviewed:
    26 July, 2017