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Media release – Violence against people with disabilities in their home forum

Australia’s Disability Discrimination Commissioner headlines QAI’s Violence against people with disabilities in their home Forum Queensland Advocacy Incorporated (QAI) is thrilled to announce that Australia’s Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Mr Alastair McEwin, will be the keynote speaker at our Violence against people with disabilities in their home forum on Monday 24th September 2018. Fresh from the […]

NDIS road trip

Our NDIS advocates are completing their first NDIS road trip to provide information, advice and support about the NDIS and NDIS Appeals. Individuals or groups are able to book an appointment or drop in for a chat on the day! Chinchilla – Monday 9th July 2018 9am – 1pm https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/ndis-appeals-drop-in-session-tickets-47252478435 Miles – Monday 9th July 2018 […]

Media Release regarding the National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse (Commonwealth Powers) Bill 2018

Redress Scheme must be inclusive to realise human rights commitments Queensland Advocacy Incorporated (QAI) commends the Queensland Government for moving to provide compensation for survivors of child sex abuse, yet warns that the scheme must be inclusive and non-discriminatory if it is to deliver on its human rights commitments and provide a just response to […]

Pre-natal screening, testing and choice: Some Misconceptions About Disability

Prenatal screening, testing and choice: Misconceptions about Disability Misconceptions of Disability – prenatal testing and choice Introduction The language of impairment and disability that clinicians use influences the way we talk and think about disability .   Terms like ‘genetic abnormality’, ‘retardation’ and ‘chromosome problem’ are valid in a medical and scientific sense, but they can […]

Submission by QAI – Disability Services and Other Legislation (Worker Screening) Amendment Bill 2018

QAI submission – Disability Services (Worker Screening) Amendment Bill 2018

A disability aware approach to torture prevention? Australian OPCAT ratification and improved protections for people with disability’

Article in the Australian Journal of Human Rights – co-authored with QAI’s Emma Phillips: ‘A disability aware approach to torture prevention? Australian OPCAT ratification and improved protections for people with disability’ https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/8FMNHGjFaeD46hq2jr5K/full

Ensuring a Strong Future for Supported Employment

Submission by Queensland Advocacy Incorporated   Department of Social Services   Link: QAI submission – the future of supported employment

General Issues around the Implementation and Performance of the NDIS

  General Issues around the Implementation and Performance of the NATIONAL DISABILITY INSURANCE SCHEME Supplementary Submission by Queensland Advocacy Incorporated General Issues around the Implementation and Performance of the NDIS