New advisory council to support Queensland’s carers

Published: Comments:
Community Health & Wellness Lifestyle Political Queensland Government

Social:   

The new member Queensland Carers Advisory Council has today (14 May) met for the first time in Brisbane to support carers and provide advice on caring issues to the Palaszczuk Government.

Minister for Communities and Minister for Disability Services and Seniors Coralee O'Rourke welcomed the new members of the council, which is made up of carers, representatives from carer organisations and representatives from key government departments.

“Carers make a significant contribution to the state's economy through unpaid work and to the rich social fabric of our communities through their dedicated service to the most vulnerable in our society, they help make our communities thrive,” Mrs O'Rourke said.

“As a society we need to recognise their contribution and try to improve our support for them.

“This is where the advisory council will play an important role – ensuring that carers continue to have a direct line to the government on matters that affect them.

“The Palaszczuk Government recognises the value of having experts provide advice on how policies, programs, services and strategies can be made more responsive to the needs of carers and much more effective as a result.

“I think it is vitally important we keep up the momentum established by the previous advisory council, which provided excellent advice to the government on a wide range of issues and initiatives.

“Carer members, and members representing carer organisations will be able to represent the diverse interests of carers across the state through this advisory council.”

Mrs O’Rourke said the council would continue to be diverse, with representatives across regional, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

“The membership of this council also exceeds the target of 50 percent representation from women on Queensland Government boards and councils,” she said.

The new members will serve for two years, meeting three times each year.

The new members of the Queensland Carers Advisory Council are:

  • Mrs Teresa Pilbeam
  • Ms Semah Mokak-Wischki
  • Mrs Louise Jessop
  • Ms Kirsty Buckley
  • Ms Debra Cottrell
  • Mr Gary Bourke
  • Ms Sarah Mitchell

Four additional council members have been selected to represent the Departments of Justice and Attorney General, Education, Communities, Disability Service and Seniors, and Queensland Health.

For more information about the Advisory Council go to www.qld.gov.au/qldcarersadvisorycouncil.

Minister for Communities and Minister for Disability Services and Seniors
The Honourable Coralee O'Rourke

 
Queensland Government, Department of Communities :
GPO Box 806 Brisbane Qld 4001, Queensland Wide
07 3012 8655
13 74 68
Queensland Government, Department of Communities
Showing 10+ recent articles for this business
More than 800 events to celebrate Queenslanders of all ages for Seniors Week 18 August 2018 | There will be plenty of opportunities to celebrate Queenslanders of all ages this Queensland Seniors Week, with more than 800 events and activities being held around the state. More information...
Seniors to ballet with one of the world’s best 11 July 2018 | The Ballet for Seniors class with Li Cunxin is our flagship event for Queensland Seniors Week this year, and we are thrilled to partner with Queensland Ballet and COTA Queensland to bring such an exciting event to... More information...
Time is running out to apply for age-friendly community grants 20 June 2018 | Community groups, non-government organisations and local councils only have until next Monday (25 June) to apply for the Palaszczuk Government’s Advancing Queensland: Age-friendly community grants program, to... More information...
Queensland strengthens its fight against elder abuse 15 June 2018 | The Palaszczuk Government continues to strengthen its resolve against elder abuse with the launch today (June 15) of an awareness and prevention campaign to call out perpetrators and connect Queenslanders to... More information...
Budget to empower Queensland’s thriving communities 12 June 2018 | Empowering communities to be resilient is a key focus of the Palaszczuk Government’s 2018-19 State Budget with a multi-million dollar investment to create thriving communities across Queensland, including $12.7... More information...
$3.3 million boost making nights out safer for Queenslanders 06 June 2018 | Our Safe Night Precincts, including here on Flinders Street in Townsville are already delivering safer nights out for Queenslanders through services such as mobile patrols and rest and recovery hubs. More information...
Filmmakers encouraged to be bold and change negative stereotypes of ageing 04 June 2018 | Queensland filmmakers could share in funding of up to $100,000 to be daring and present positive images of ageing and older people and tackle out-dated negative perceptions by developing scripts for short films as... More information...
Subsidies to celebrate a Queensland for all ages 28 May 2018 | More than 100 seniors groups and organisations from across Queensland will share in $100,000 from the Palaszczuk Government for a range of events and activities to celebrate Seniors Week 2018 from 18 to 26 Augu... More information...
New advisory council to support Queensland’s carers 14 May 2018 | The new member Queensland Carers Advisory Council has today (14 May) met for the first time in Brisbane to support carers and provide advice on caring issues to the Palaszczuk Government. More information...
New grants program opens to boost Neighbourhood Centres 09 May 2018 | Neighbourhood Centres across Queensland can share in $550,000 of Palaszczuk Government funding for one-off grants to run events, deliver projects, or to purchase equipment to help make their communities thrive. More information...



Social:   
comments powered by Disqus

All articles submitted by third parties or written by My Sunshine Coast come under our Disclaimer / Terms of Service