The NIISQ Agency releases its first Reconciliation Action Plan

Reconciliation Action Plan cover page featuring the Walking Together artwork

We are excited and proud to advise that the Agency’s first ever Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) has officially been launched. As an Agency, we are proud to have finalised this plan, which was a culmination of work, under the careful guidance of Reconciliation Australia, to demonstrate our commitment to inclusivity and cultural safety through actions […]

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Reflections of the UNCRPD art exhibition

Image of First Peoples artworks in a gallery style

Recently, the NIISQ Agency and the Motor Accident Insurance Commission, together with renowned Wiradjuri artist and disability business Elder Uncle Paul Calcott and the NuunaRon art group, proudly presented the Reflections of the UNCRPD art exhibition in the foyer of 1 William Street, Brisbane. We also held an afternoon tea in recognition of International Day of […]

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International Day of People with Disabilities

Girl in beach wheelchair

International Day of People with Disabilities (IDPwD) is held on 3 December each year and is an opportunity to increase public understanding of the challenges faced by people living with disabilities. It is also a chance to celebrate the contributions and achievements of people living with disability across the world. Recently we spoke with 27-year-old […]

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Engagement was key at our recent Stakeholder Breakfast Forum

In late October we hosted a successful Agency Stakeholder Forum – the first major stakeholder event we have held in the past five years. Staff from the NIISQ Agency and Motor Accident Insurance Commission were fortunate to come together for a breakfast discussion to generate ideas for improvement and visions for the future alongside a number […]

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Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week 2022

Spinal injury awareness week 4-10 September 2022

This week we are promoting Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week 4-10 September. The theme this year is Good Access = Good Business, with a particular focus on creating more accessible business and tourism spaces. Did you know that almost 4 million Australians live with a disability? For business owners, if you aren’t offering accessibility you […]

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Brain Injury Awareness Week 2022

Brain injury awareness week infographic. 1 in 45 Australians live with a brain injury 74% of NIISQ lifetime participants have sustained a traumatic brain injury 363 current participants live with a traumatic brain injury 43% sustained their injury between the ages of 16 and 30 years old

Congratulations Savannah In celebration of Brain Injury Awareness Week, we would like to recognise the recent achievements of NIISQ participant Savannah! This year the theme of #BIAW was ‘Life is bigger than a brain injury’, and that couldn’t be more true for this 25 year old who was one of our first NIISQ participants after sustaining a […]

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Wes’ story: International Wheelchair Day

Man in wheelchair holding certificate

“Never stop believing in yourself…wheel outside the box and challenge yourself.” Today we join with ‘Wheelchair Wes’ to celebrate International Wheelchair Day. It’s a day celebrated around the world when wheelchair users celebrate the positive impact using a wheelchair has on their lives. The aim of International Wheelchair Day is to: Enable wheelchair users to celebrate the […]

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International Day of People with Disability

Man smiling in surf

December 3rd, 2021 Today we acknowledge International Day of People with Disability and the incredible motivation and inspiration shown by NIISQ participants and the millions of Australians with disability by celebrating their contributions and achievements. We also wanted to introduce you to NIISQ participant Drew (pictured above), and his wonderful smile and fantastic outlook on life. It […]

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