Mary Burgess

Mary Burgess
  • Public Advocate for Queensland

Mary is a lawyer with a career in government and public policy.

As Public Advocate, Mary has taken an interest in issues affecting the disability sector, including the NDIS and its impact on Queenslanders with disability.

After the release of the 2016 report reviewing the deaths of 73 people with disability in care, Mary has sought change across health and disability systems, seeking to improve the responsiveness of health services to people with disability, annual health plans for this cohort, improved training for disability support and health workers, and including disability-related health supports in NDIS plans.

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