Poor disability care services leads the state government to be called on by agencies.
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A year since the warning of ‘‘catastrophic outcomes’’ from substandard disability care report by Queensland’s Office of the Public Advocate has urged the Palaszczuk government to take tough initiatives as nothing has changed.
Under-reporting of mostly preventable deaths in the disability health care services has provoked the organisations to appeal the state government to implement strategies to fix the services federally as well as the private sector.
A meeting to discuss the latest redevelopment plans for the Block in Redfern has been shut down amid protests for the project, with reports one protester was assaulted.
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The planned development, to build a 16-storey building to accommodate up to 500 students, has been met with unhappiness from much of the Aboriginal community, despite Chair of the Aboriginal Housing Company Alisi Tutuila stating that the plans provide an opportunity to build 62 affordable homes for Aboriginal people.
Ms Tutuila said it was disappointing that the meeting, which was due to go for 90 minutes, had to be shut down following continued protests by the audience.
In local News The proposed 1am Queensland lock out laws have been scrapped and will be replaced by mandatory ID scanners in the Valley precinct. (source: wikimedia)
A 1am lockout law was set to be introduced in February for venues trading until 3 am, but Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk made the announcement late yesterday afternoon after a report into the first six months of the Government’s laws to curb alcohol fuelled violence was discussed by cabinet.
The mandatory ID scanners are set to be installed by mid-2017.
Report Shows 9000 Unsafe at Home
The Queensland Government’s Child and Family Performance Statistics report has found over 9000 children are not safe in their own home.