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Policy

queerspace regularly advise government, peaks and a range of stakeholder groups regarding policy issues which impact the communities who access queerspace services.

For all policy inquiries please contact us on 96636733 or email us on enquiries@ds.org.au 

Policy Submissions

drummond street/queerspace submission to the Victorian Government’s  Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System.

Below are some of the key recommendations:

  • bind and guide future investment in mental health prevention, early intervention, crisis and recovery services over the immediate and longer terms
  • ensure non-partisan approaches to mental health public policy, funding and service delivery
  • provide the framework and mechanisms to reorient funding intentions, including programming and initiatives across a spectrum of interventions which apply community-based family and children models alongside clinical interventions
  • ensure allocation of new monies to validated, innovative and outcomes-based models, including those responses which support children, young people, families, adults and carers early.

Click here to view the whole submission.


 

drummond street/queerspace submission to the consultation regarding the Terms of Reference for the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability

Below are some of the key recommendations:

  • That the ToR are worded to establish the task of identifying the level to which incidences of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation breach the threshold of human rights, duty of care, quality and compliance and other legislated breaches of Criminal Law.
  • That the ToR are worded to establish the task of further examination and review of data collections which can help address knowledge gaps about the extent, prevalence, impact of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability including from a range of marginalised cohorts (CALD, ATSI, LGBTIQ and women.
  • Resource a full evaluation on the legal capabilities and approach to the support of Royal Commission witnesses, families and carers with disabilities.

Click here to view the whole submission.