Emergency Planning & Response Submission to the DRC

QAI made a submission to the Disability Royal Commission on Emergency Planning and Response in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the impacts the restrictions which were put in place had on people with disability.

 

You can read the full submission here.

 

Below is a brief excerpt from the submission:

 

Background

The federal and state governments have implemented never seen before measures to slow the spread of COVID19 (Coronavirus) through the community. These restrictions, whilst necessary, have significant impact on people with disability and cause further disruption and disadvantage to our lives.
QAI and other disability advocacy organisations believe that people with disability have not been properly considered by government decision makers during this process and that more immediate consultation needs to be held with our community so that appropriate support measures can be put in place before further trauma is caused. Systems and processes also need to be clarified so that people with disability also can feedback their experiences during this time.