Author: Rebekah L

Various photos of QAI staff members and projects. Banner saying QAI 30 years of advocacy (07) 3844 4200

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 […]

drawing of a girl titled Chloe by Hayley Marrs

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 […]

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:

icon hand over barbed wire

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 […]

icon one person abusing another

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 […]

Forum speakers and headshots

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 […]

Various photos of QAI staff members and projects. Banner saying QAI 30 years of advocacy (07) 3844 4200

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 […]