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QAI speaks at the 12th Session of the Conference of State Parties to the UN CRPD (updated)

See Emma Phillips, QAI senior lawyer and systems advocate, speak at the 12th Session of the Conference of State Parties to the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disability. First presentation  – at the Civil Society Forum about the rights of children with disability UN Web TV @26.00min (3 min) Second presentation – […]

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Factsheet – Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld)

    Printer friendly version The Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld) (the Act) was passed by the Queensland Parliament on 27 February 2019. At this time, Queensland joined the Australian Capital Territory and Victoria in being the only Australian jurisdictions with statutory protection for human rights. There is no federal Human Rights Act or Charter. […]

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Become a member of QAI 2019-20

Are you interested in Human Rights and Disability issues? Then a membership with Queensland Advocacy Incorporated (QAI) could be for you. Complete our application form: QAI Membership Form 2019-2020 (pdf) View this information in pdf: Why you should become a member of QAI (pdf) A membership would broaden your knowledge around these issues and provide an opportunity to […]

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Easy English guide to the Conference of State Parties to the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD)

This is a wonderful resource produced by the NSW Council for Intellectual Disability. It is an Easy English guide to the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of People with Disability. We thank CID for developing this invaluable resource on the eve of the 12th UN CoSP, which will be held […]

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The Queensland Human Rights Act for children with disabilities at school

The introduction of the new right to education in the Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld) has generated significant interest.  For the first time, the human right of every Queensland child to access education is recognised by law.  Many parents, children and educators are wanting to know what impact this new law will have for students […]

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Suffer No More – a documentary about the NDIS

As the National Disability Insurance Scheme continues to roll out, people are feeling overwhelmed, unheard and facing road blocks at what can feel like every turn. Brisbane journalism student Loughlin Patrick has collated peoples experiences and brings you ‘Suffer No More’, a documentary that looks into the NDIS from many perspectives, including from QAI NDIS […]

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Simply how I feel

A poem from an NDIS Appeals support client about her experience.

Disability Royal Commission – what do you think of the terms of reference?

QAI welcomes the announcement by the Federal Government of its plans to establish a Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.  QAI has strongly advocated for the calling of a disability Royal Commission for many years.  These calls have been supported by many people with disability in our community and […]

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QAI Submission: Recording Mental Health Review Tribunal hearings

The Mental Health Review Tribunal is conducting a project regarding the Electronic Recording of Tribunal hearings. They asked for feedback from patients, support persons, legal representatives, advocates, clinicians, family members and carers, or anyone else about how they feel about audio recording Tribunal hearings. Up until now, the only official record taken of the hearing […]

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ABC Tropical North: Parents of quadriplegic man say NDIS delay extended hospital stay by six months at ‘$1,500 per day’

Photo credits: ABC TROPICAL NORTH ABC TROPICAL NORTH: SOPHIE MEIXNER News articles about Ethan Hassett, a past client of QAI’s NDIS Appeals Support.   ABC Tropical North online story:  Parents of quadriplegic man say NDIS delay extended hospital stay by six months at ‘$1,500 per day’ – PDF version Radio: ABC TV: https://youtu.be/_ap1yAs2WFo