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Law student volunteer roles full until 15/07/19

We love our law student volunteers! Unfortunately, we have filled all available volunteering roles until 15/07/19. If you wish to volunteer after this time, please submit your covering letter and CV to between Monday 24/6/19 and Friday 28/6/19 withe the subject line “Application to volunteer at QAI”. Please identify which, if any, services at […]

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Employment opportunity: mental health lawyer

Do you have a background in court or tribunal advocacy? Do you have more than 2 years post admission experience? Are you interested in supporting the legal rights of people with mental illness? Queensland Advocacy Incorporated is looking for a full time mental health lawyer (75 hours per fortnight) for 12 months, with a possibility for extension dependent […]

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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:

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Welcome to 2019!

Here is a snapshot of Q A I’s recent work as we begin the new year: • The Human Rights Act campaign: QAI has been involved in the campaign for a Human Rights Act in Queensland since the inception of the Rights4Qld Alliance. We have auspiced the campaign to give it formal legal status and […]

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Resource – Violence against people with disability in their homes

QAI has launched two booklets written in plain language to inform and raise awareness about violence against people with disability.  We also produced 5 short videos using actors to demonstrate the different types of abuses perpetrated against people with disability including sanctioned legal violence.​ The resources can be accessed online here.

Presentations at the ANZAPPL Congress 2018

QAI mental health lawyers Jo Sampford and Niamh Fields presented at the Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatrist, Psychology and Law (ANZAPPL) Congress 2018. Find their presentations below: “Is this to be their fate for the indefinite future?” Judicial  interest in systemic issues in Queensland”, Niamh Fields “Lost and found in translation: Cross-disciplinary conversations […]

Response by QAI to the Queensland Government’s review of the operation of the Forensic Disability Act 2011 (Qld)

Queensland Advocacy Incorporated (QAI) thanks the Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors (Department) for tabling their review of the Forensic Disability Act 2011 (Qld) (FDA) on 9 October 2018 (FDA Review). We acknowledge that the FDA Review annexes the independent review of the Queensland Forensic Disability Service System prepared for the Department (FDSS Review) by the […]