1. The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
This is the largest social reform since Medicare and impacts hundreds of thousands of Queenslanders directly or indirectly. While being implemented by the Australian Government, the Queensland Government has a duty of care to its citizens to ensure no one is worse off by this change. For community wellbeing this must be a priority for action.
2. Family Matters
Family Matters is a campaign that aims to eliminate the over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out-of-home care within a generation (2040). Fundamental to this is addressing the disproportionate experience of disadvantage across all social indicators. The wellbeing of all Queensland children is our shared commitment and responsibility.
3. A Human Rights Act for Queensland
It is important to have a strongly defined Human Rights Act that protects basic freedoms that all human beings are entitled to, no matter their race, gender, religion, political belief, sexuality and/or age. Queenslanders who experience disadvantage would benefit greatly from protection of a Human Rights Act.
4. Accessible and affordable housing
Housing is a core human right and is critical to the social and economic participation of all members of our community. Stable housing positively influences the wellbeing of individuals, families and communities, including their health, education, employment, and their personal relationships and social participation. Every Queenslander, regardless of where they live across the state, should have access to stable, affordable and accessible housing.