Minister Bailey- What about our trains?

Open Letter to Transport and Main Roads Minister Bailey NB: We are frustrated. Minister Bailey has not responded to our request for a timetable for making the new NGR trains accessible. They need revised braile signage, grabrails, widened corridors, accessible toilets, middle-of-train-guards etc etc 16 May 2018 Dear Minister, RE: Scheduling date for NGR access […]

NDIS road trip

Our NDIS advocates are completing their first NDIS road trip to provide information, advice and support about the NDIS and NDIS Appeals. Individuals or groups are able to book an appointment or drop in for a chat on the day! Chinchilla – Monday 9th July 2018 9am – 1pm https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/ndis-appeals-drop-in-session-tickets-47252478435 Miles – Monday 9th July 2018 […]

Media Release regarding the National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse (Commonwealth Powers) Bill 2018

Redress Scheme must be inclusive to realise human rights commitments Queensland Advocacy Incorporated (QAI) commends the Queensland Government for moving to provide compensation for survivors of child sex abuse, yet warns that the scheme must be inclusive and non-discriminatory if it is to deliver on its human rights commitments and provide a just response to […]

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.

Human Rights Act in Queensland Budget 2018

Queensland Advocacy Incorporated (QAI) applauds the Queensland Government for committing funding to support the operation and administration of a Human Rights Act for Queensland in the 2018-19 State Budget. Funding of $2.3M over four years, in addition to $616,000 a year in ongoing funding, has been allocated to the Anti-Discrimination Commission for this purpose…   read […]

Pre-natal screening, testing and choice: Some Misconceptions About Disability

Prenatal screening, testing and choice: Misconceptions about Disability Misconceptions of Disability – prenatal testing and choice Introduction The language of impairment and disability that clinicians use influences the way we talk and think about disability .   Terms like ‘genetic abnormality’, ‘retardation’ and ‘chromosome problem’ are valid in a medical and scientific sense, but they can […]

Submission by QAI – Disability Services and Other Legislation (Worker Screening) Amendment Bill 2018

QAI submission – Disability Services (Worker Screening) Amendment Bill 2018