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Thursday, October 21, 2021

Disability Week on the move to December

Queensland Disability Action Week will be celebrated from 5 to 11 December this year – marking a departure from the annual action week’s September date.

Minister for Disability Services, Craig Crawford said by moving Disability Action Week to December, it would align the week with International Day of People with Disability.

“Due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, Queenslanders celebrated Disability Action Week virtually last year,” Mr Crawford said.

“Moving the awareness raising week to December this year will give more Queenslanders, including people with disability, their family members and carers the opportunity to get vaccinated so they can safely participate in Disability Action Week community events. 

“This year’s Disability Action Week theme is ‘Workforce Diversity – open up to opportunity’ with a focus on employment opportunities for people with disability in Queensland’s post-COVID economic recovery.

“I’m really looking forward to attending bigger and better celebrations right across the state this December and I encourage all Queenslanders to show their support and get involved.”

Mr Crawford said creating a more inclusive state for the one in five Queenslanders living with disability was a top priority.

“As a government we are committed to creating thriving communities, where people of all abilities can access and enjoy opportunities to engage in their communities,” Mr Crawford said.

“Disability Action Week provides the perfect opportunity to promote greater community awareness about people with disability and supports inclusive communities.”

For more information about Disability Action Week please visit: www.dsdsatsip.qld.gov.au/campaign/all-abilities-queensland/disability-action-week

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