Boosting government and social services

Improving government and social services can make a real difference to communities. The health and community services sector employs more Queenslanders than any other sector and supports the health and wellbeing of our communities.

Preparing Queensland for the National Disability Insurance Scheme

Boosting government and social servicesThe National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will start in Queensland from 1 July 2016 and will be fully implemented by 2019. The NDIS will transform the way people with disability access disability care and supports, and revolutionise the way disability supports are funded and delivered.

When the roll-out is completed in 2019, around 97,000 Queenslanders with significant or profound disability will have choice and control over the support they receive. The NDIS will also bring exciting opportunities for mainstream services, and the broader community.

Young people with a disability aged under 18 in Townsville and Charters Towers, and all eligible people with a disability on Palm Island will be the first Queenslanders to access the NDIS, six months ahead of the planned full roll out.

Find out more about what the Queensland Government is doing to support people with a disability, family members and carers and providers to prepare for NDIS.

Extra teachers

The government is injecting $248.7 million over four years towards initiatives to lower class sizes and support high schools, including hiring up to an additional 875 teachers (including 275 specialist high school teachers) in Queensland schools.

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Refresh Nursing

The government has also committed $110.7 million to implement the Refresh Nursing initiative – the placement of up to 1,000 additional nurse graduates per year for the next four years in health and hospital services.

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Nursing guarantee

The government is investing $101.6 million over four years for the Nursing Guarantee policy which will employ up to 400 Nurse Navigators. The initiative is aimed at rebuilding the nursing workforce, improving patient safety and assisting patients to navigate from their referring GP or other primary care providers, through hospital based care.

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Last updated: 21 June 2017