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    Message from the Director-General and the Commission Chief Executive

    The Department of the Premier and Cabinet (DPC) and Public Service Commission (PSC) are pleased to launch our Department of the Premier and Cabinet and Public Service Commission Disability Service Plan 2020–2021 (DSP), which builds on the successes of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet and Public Service Commission Disability Service Plan 2017–2020 and incorporates new actions to address our learnings from our response to COVID-19.

    Our 2020–2021 plan recognises our collective responsibility for ensuring services and systems are more inclusive for all Queenslanders. It highlights our ongoing commitment to creating real and lasting change by promoting inclusion and diversity in all its forms.

    Our agencies continue to strive for a workplace and culture that better reflects and supports the diversity of the communities we serve, and we are making progress. Highlights from the past three years include:

    • implementation of BrowseAloud digital accessibility software on the Queensland legislation website. BrowseAloud assists with speech, reading and translation, facilitating access and participation for people with dyslexia, low literacy, English as a second language, and those with vision impairment.
    • contributions to the roll-out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) including the introduction and passing of the Disability Services and Other Legislation (NDIS) Amendment Act 2019.
    • ongoing consultation across the sector with inclusion practitioners and people with disability to increase employment and progression opportunities in the Queensland Public Sector.
    • members of our DSP working group championing the DSP and disability inclusion, working collaboratively to implement actions and promote initiatives and activities that grow our inclusive culture and ways of working.

    DPC and PSC are committed to a future where barriers to full economic and social participation are mitigated or removed, and to leading and contributing to policies, programs and projects that are inclusive of all Queenslanders and all departmental employees.

    We look forward to embracing the opportunities presented to us over the next 12 months as we work within our agencies and with our state and federal colleagues to continue to make change and increase opportunities for people with disability.

    Dave Stewart
    Department of the Premier and Cabinet

    Robert Setter
    Commission Chief Executive
    Public Service Commission

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    Last updated:
    20 July, 2020