Information regarding Queensland, Australia including facts and statistics, news, and information of interest for persons with disabilities residing in or visiting Queensland.
Queensland Disability Employment Statistics
The economy of Queensland has enjoyed a boom in both mining and tourism in the last twenty years. An influx of interstate and overseas migrants, as well as large amounts of federal government investment, have increased mining of large mineral deposits and expanded the state's aerospace sector.
The main industries in Queensland include pineapples, bananas, peanuts, a number of tropical and temperate fruits and vegetables, wineries, grain crops, cotton, cattle, wool, sugar cane, and mining.
The mining industry in Queensland produces coal, silver, gold, bauxite, zinc, lead, and copper. Refineries for sugar cane and copper are located along the eastern coastline.
Queensland Disability Resources
Queensland Disability Services
Disability and Community Care Services is committed to providing leadership and support for sectors providing disability, community mental health, and home and community care - http://www.disability.qld.gov.au
Queensland Disability Housing Coalition
Queensland Disability Housing Coalition Inc. (QDHC) is a statewide, independent housing peak advocating for the rights of all people with disability and mental health issues - http://www.qdhc.org.au
As the peak provider in Queensland of services to children and adults with ASD and to their families, Autism Queensland draws on expertise gained during its 40 year history - http://www.autismqld.com.au
A guide to access and facilities for people with disabilities plus stories, art, and feedback - http://www.brisbane-stories.webcentral.com.au/access/
Queensland Amputee Golf Association (QAGA)
Q.A.G.A is committed to promoting the benefits of amputee golf as a viable form of rehabilitation and recreation for all amputees throughout Queensland and Australia. - http://www.qaga.org.au
Lifestream Foundation Sport Recreation for People with Intellectual Disabilities
Life Stream Foundation facilitates a wide range of opportunities for people with an intellectual disability to enable them to participate in sport and recreation activities within the community - http://www.lifestream.org.au
Help Enterprises is a community-based, not-for-profit organization established in 1968 to assist in the support of people with disabilities - http://www.helpenterprises.com.au
Statistics: Queensland Disability
In Queensland 6,020 people used Accommodation Support services in the year 2007. During this same year, 12,494 people used Community support, 4, 799 people used Respite services, and 17,566 people used Employment services. In Australia as a whole during 2007, 245,746 people used similar services.