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 Disability News Queensland

Information regarding Queensland, Australia including facts and statistics, news, and information of interest for persons with disabilities residing in or visiting Queensland.

Queensland Disability Employment Statistics

The economy of Queensland has enjoyed a boom in both mining and tourism in the last twenty years. An influx of interstate and overseas migrants, as well as large amounts of federal government investment, have increased mining of large mineral deposits and expanded the state’s aerospace sector. The main industries in Queensland include pineapples, bananas, peanuts, a number of tropical and temperate fruits and vegetables, wineries, grain crops, cotton, cattle, wool, sugar cane, and mining. The mining industry in Queensland produces coal, silver, gold, bauxite, zinc, lead, and copper. Refineries for sugar cane and copper are located along the eastern coastline.

Disability Statistics Queensland - In Queensland 6,020 people used Accommodation Support services in the year 2007. During this same year, 12,494 people used Community support, 4, 799 people used Respite services, and 17,566 people used Employment services. In Australia as a whole during 2007, 245,746 people used similar services.

Queensland Disability Resources

Queensland Disability Services - Disability and Community Care Services is committed to providing leadership and support for sectors providing disability, community mental health, and home and community care - http://www.disability.qld.gov.au

Queensland Disability Housing Coalition - Queensland Disability Housing Coalition Inc. (QDHC) is a statewide, independent housing peak advocating for the rights of all people with disability and mental health issues - http://www.qdhc.org.au

Autism Queensland - As the peak provider in Queensland of services to children and adults with ASD and to their families, Autism Queensland draws on expertise gained during its 40 year history - http://www.autismqld.com.au

Access Brisbane – A guide to access and facilities for people with disabilities plus stories, art, and feedback - http://www.brisbane-stories.webcentral.com.au/access/

Queensland Amputee Golf Association (QAGA) - Q.A.G.A is committed to promoting the benefits of amputee golf as a viable form of rehabilitation and recreation for all amputees throughout Queensland and Australia. - http://www.qaga.org.au

Lifestream Foundation Sport Recreation for People with Intellectual Disabilities - Life Stream Foundation facilitates a wide range of opportunities for people with an intellectual disability to enable them to participate in sport and recreation activities within the community - http://www.lifestream.org.au

Help Enterprises - Help Enterprises is a community-based, not-for-profit organisation established in 1968 to assist in the support of people with disabilities - http://www.helpenterprises.com.au

To submit a news item or press release for Queensland see our guideline on submitting an article or press release to Disabled World News.


Continuous Line of 229 Wheelchairs Makes Guiness Book of Records - David Bedwell ACAA Director Obvius Access (Sep 19, 2012)
Queensland State Government to Launch 10 Year Disabilities Plan - Queensland Disability News (Sep 27, 2011)
Major Reforms in Forensic Disability - Queensland Disability News (May 18, 2011)
Queensland Recovery and Wellbeing Package - Queensland Department of Communities (Apr 15, 2011)
New Vehicles for Gold Coast Seniors and Persons with Disability - Gold Coast Disability News (Apr 14, 2011)
Toowoomba Endeavour Foundation Centre Opens - Queensland Disability News (Mar 30, 2011)
Mental Well-being in Disaster Areas - Queensland Disability News (Mar 17, 2011)
Queensland State Government Delivers Boost for Disability Housing in Cannonvale - Queensland Disability News (Feb 15, 2011)
North Queensland School Leavers with a Disability - Service Boost - Queensland Disability Services (Feb 13, 2011)
Funding Assistance for Queensland Renters Due to Floods - Disabled World (Jan 28, 2011)
Pialba Playground Opens for Children of All Abilities - Queensland Disability News (Dec 04, 2010)
Disability Services Re-shuffled off LNP Agenda - Queensland Disability News - Queensland Disability News (Dec 02, 2010)
Extra $4.2 Million to Support Queenslanders with Spinal Injuries - SCI News (Nov 15, 2010)
Money for Accessible Home Modifications - Queensland, Australia - Queensland Disability News (Oct 31, 2010)
New Queensland Disability Parking Permits - Parking Permits (Sep 27, 2010)
Longreach Residents Urged to have Say on Future for People with Disability - Queensland Disability News (Sep 24, 2010)
Disability Champions Honoured at Queensland State Awards - Queensland Disability News (Sep 07, 2010)
Final Design Plans for New All Abilities Playground at Mossman, QLD, Australia - Mossman, Queensland, Australia (Aug 30, 2010)
Cairns to Host Major Disability Conference - Queensland Disability News - Queensland Disability News (Aug 27, 2010)
Drop-in Home Support for Queenslanders with Disabilities - Queensland Disability News (Aug 18, 2010)
Mackay Residents Have Say on Creating Inclusive Queensland - Queensland Disability News (Aug 16, 2010)
All Abilities Playground Project - Queensland, Australia - Disabled World (Jun 30, 2010)



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