News feed: Action

The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) wants to hear from you 

Queensland’s Public Guardian advocates for the human rights of vulnerable Queenslanders, including adults who do not have the capacity to make decisions for themselves, children and young people in the child protection system.

It works closely with the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal and often the Public Trustee.

The OPG is developing a new five year strategic plan and hopes to incorporate any insights and feedback from the public in its planning.

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Have your say: Aged Care Diversity Framework – Homelessness Action Plan

The Diversity Sub-group of the Aged Care Sector Committee has started work on an action plan under the Aged Care Diversity Framework to help the aged care sector support older people experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness (the Homelessness Action Plan).

The Sub-group is supported in this work by a reference group which has been convened by the Housing for the Aged Action Group (HAAG). HAAG has received funding from the Department of Health.

Invitation to participate

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Supporting Queenslanders in living and dying well

COTA Queensland continues to work closely with Palliative Care Queensland (PCQ) to better understand the needs of Queenslanders as they age.

The aim of the collaboration is to utilise the strengths, knowledge and experience of each organisation to promote supports available to Queenslanders to live and to die well.  The number of people aged over 65 in Queensland will increase significantly over the next 20 years and many people experience barriers accessing the appropriate support services when they need them.… Read the rest

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Queensland’s First Walking Strategy

 

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) on behalf of the Queensland Government is developing Queensland’s first walking strategy to look at ways to encourage people to walk more often.  TMR is also including jogging, running and moving with help from a mobility device like a wheelchair or a walking frame.

What would get you walking more?

It’s not too late to step up and have your say on the future of walking in Queensland.

To get involved:

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Walk, snap, win!

 

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) on behalf of the Queensland Government is developing Queensland’s first walking strategy to look at ways to encourage people to walk more often.

Share a photo of your walk fo a chance to win a fitness tracker!

TMR are holding a photo competition to celebrate walking in Queensland!

This also mean walking, and also mean jogging, running, and moving with the aid of a mobility device (such as a wheelchair or a … Read the rest

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Have Your Say on the Future of Grocery Unit Pricing

The future of the regulation that requires large supermarkets to provide the unit price (price per unit of measure – such as per 100g and per litre) on shelf labels, etc. for packaged grocery items is being reviewed by the federal government.

The review will determine whether the regulation should continue, and if so whether it should be changed.

The review includes a short online survey which allows consumers to give their views on the present system and what they … Read the rest

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State of the (Older) Nation

 

This research was commissioned by the Federation of nine Councils on the Ageing (COTA) across Australia – including all eight COTA state and territory organisations and COTA Australia – in order to understand the views, life experiences and needs of Australians aged 50+.

Newgate Research conducted a nationally representative online survey lasting 25 minutes on average, with a robust sample of 2,562 Australians aged 50 and over, with quotas set for state and territory, metropolitan and regional areas, gender … Read the rest

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Human Rights Act for Queensland

 

A Human Rights Act Will help to create a fair, just and equal society for everyone.  When human rights are protected by law they help to ensure that we are all treated fairly, and with dignity, equality and respect.

“Older Queenslanders deserve to have their human rights upheld, be valued and respected in our society. Particularly those who may have declining health and cognitive abilities” said COTA Queensland Chief Executive Mark Tucker-Evans.

So what is it? 

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Health in Focus 2018 – Have your say by December 7

CheckUP is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to better health for people and communities who need it most.

Their annual survey is in its 10th year and has evolved significantly since it begun. During the past decade over 11,000 people have taken the time to respond to the survey. The aim of the survey is to investigate issues faced by primary health practitioners and the general public in Queensland. The survey focuses on a range of topics including workforce models, care … Read the rest

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Technology and Community Resilience Survey

 

The Technology and Community Resilience Survey is a survey conducted in conjunction with Murdoch University. This survey will assist Energy Queensland in understanding how open customers are to helping each other and the electricity network following a natural disaster. This survey is open to all Queenslanders and will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. There are 5 x $50 VISA Debit Gift Cards to be given away.

This survey will close on the 9th December.

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