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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 […]

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My Health Records Pros and Cons

Printer friendly version This factsheet has been prepared by Queensland Advocacy Incorporated (QAI), an independent, community-based systems and legal advocacy organisation for people with disability in Queensland (qai.org.au). This publication is for general information only. It must not be relied on as legal advice. You must seek legal advice about your own particular circumstances. Last […]

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My Health Record Privacy Control Tips

    Printer friendly version My Health Record Privacy Control Tips This factsheet has been prepared by Queensland Advocacy Incorporated (QAI), an independent, community-based systems and legal advocacy organisation for people with disability in Queensland (qai.org.au). This publication is for general information only. It must not be relied on as legal advice. You must seek […]

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: http://tv.parliament.qld.gov.au/Committees?reference=C4703#parentVerticalTab5  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 […]

Patient advocacy group calls for sensitivity in reporting on controversial book

MEDIA RELEASE – For the first time, victim and patient advocacy groups have come together in response to the impact that the publication and promotion of a controversial book is having on clients they work with.