NetworksThe following networks aim to improve the quality of life for people around Australia.

Access all Areas — Launched in April 2011, Access all Areas is a community campaign that brings together human service providers across Queensland to improve service access and outcomes for disadvantaged Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Australian Social Inclusion Board -  Find out about the Australian Government’s vision of a socially inclusive society.

Brisbane Access and Inclusion Plan: Vibrant, informed and caring communities —  Find out how Brisbane City Council provides a variety of community programs, giving opportunities for all Brisbane residents through their Brisbane Access and Inclusion Plan.

Child Inclusive Learning and Development Australia (Child Australia)  — Child Australia provides programs and services that facilitate access to child care services for all children including those with additional needs.

COTA Australia —The prime objective of COTA Australia is to promote, improve and protect the circumstances and wellbeing of older people in Australia.

Early Childhood Australia – Early Childhood Australia advocates to ensure quality, social justice and equity in all issues relating to the education and care of children from birth to eight years.

Multicultural Development Association — MDA provide a range of client services, community development, sector development and community education programs.

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Every Australian Counts There is currently a national campaign underway for a no-fault, entitlement based insurance scheme for everyone who has, or acquires a significant disability. Visit the National Disability Insurance Scheme campaign website to find out more. Meetings notes for the NDIS Readiness Workshop meeting are now available here – NDIS conversation feedback

National Disability Services Queensland Projects — Find out what projects are being undertaken to support disability service providers by NDS Qld.

Productivity Commission — The Australian Government has asked the Productivity Commission to undertake a public inquiry into a long-term disability care and support scheme. Amongst other things, this inquiry will examine: scheme design and funding; needs determination and service availability; costs, benefits, feasibility and funding for alternative schemes; how to introduce and govern the scheme; and potential protections and safeguards needed. Individuals and organisations can get involved by sending in a submission. Register your interest and find out more at the Australian Government’s Productivity Commission website.