Author: Rebekah L

The Chronicle: Why the NDIS should matter to all Toowoomba locals

THE future might look pretty grim for little Hugh Jensen if he did not have access to funding under the National Disability Insurance Scheme. … Read full article here:

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MEDIA RELEASE – Queensland Advocacy welcomes Australian Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow to Brisbane to convene the second stage of OPCAT consultations

Printer friendly version (pdf) 13 September 2018  For immediate release Queensland Advocacy Incorporated (QAI) is pleased to welcome Australia’s Human Rights Commissioner, Mr Edward Santow, to Brisbane to convene consultations with civil society as part of the second stage of the OPCAT in Australia inquiry. This inquiry, which has been led by the Australian Human […]

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MEDIA RELEASE – QAI renews its call for a Royal Commission into violence, abuse and neglect of people with disability.

Print friendly version (pdf) 17 September 2018 For immediate release Queensland Advocacy Incorporated (QAI) welcomes the announcement that the Morrison government will establish a Royal Commission into the aged care sector, following a string of damning reports into violence, abuse and neglect in that sector. QAI considers this an opportune time for the Federal Government […]

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What’s happening at QAI – fortnightly update

Come to our Violence against people with disabilities in their homes forum on 24/09/18. At this forum we will be launching an exciting array of multimedia resources aimed at raising awareness of different types of violence against people with disability in their own homes, including live performances from the Access and Equity program at TAFE […]

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What’s happening at QAI – fortnightly update

We’re getting ready for the Care Expo from 14-15 September 2018 at the Brisbane Entertainment and Convention Centre. Hear from our NDIS Support Advocates, speaking at 2pm on 14 September, and our Systems Advocates, speaking at 11am on 15 September.  Our stall will be staffed across both days. Come say hello! We’ve been working on […]

Media release – Mental health defence not a free pass

Queensland Advocacy Incorporated (QAI), as a Queensland leader in representing people on involuntary mental health orders, would like to respond to comments in the article entitled ‘Brisbane bus driver’s killer won’t stand trial’ published by the Brisbane Times on 10 August 2018, wherein a member of the legal profession critiqued the laws relating to people […]

What’s happening at QAI – fortnightly update

QAI welcomes new NDIS Appeals Advocate Tania Steinmuller! QAI Senior Lawyer – Law Reform and Systems Advocacy Emma Phillips has been named chair of the National Human Rights Act sub-committee of Australian Lawyers for Human Rights. Emma continues to be active in the campaign for a Human Rights Act in Queensland. See their webpage or […]

What’s happening at QAI?

Following QAI’s appearance at the public hearing on the National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse (Commonwealth Powers) Bill 2018 on 20/07/18, QAI made a written submission, to the Health, Communities, Disability Services and Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Committee. QAI has prepared a submission for the Inquiry into wage theft in Queensland, due […]

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National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse (Commonwealth Powers) Bill 2018

On 20/07/18, director Michelle O’Flynn appeared as first witness before the Queensland Parliament’s Health, Communities, Disability Services and Family Violence Prevention Committee in their public hearing on the National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse (Commonwealth Powers) Bill 2018. To see a broadcast of the hearing see:  To review the transcript of the hearing […]

QAI granted Special consultative status

On 8 June 2018, Queensland Advocacy Incorporated was granted Special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). This enables representatives of QAI to register and participate in events, conferences and activities of the United Nations and sit as observers at public meetings of ECOSOC and its subsidiary bodies, General Assembly, Human […]