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Media Release – Qld passes Human Rights Bill

Queensland Advocacy Incorporated    MEDIA RELEASE   27 February 2019 For immediate release   Rights ON Queensland! High Score for Queensland Human Rights Protection The Queensland Government made history today, passing legislation protecting the human rights of all Queenslanders.  The Human Rights Bill, passed in Parliament this afternoon, protects 23 fundamental human rights and establishes […]

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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.

NDIS information and fact sheets for people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds

AMPARO is an ally of QAI and we recognise the critical need for the work that AMPARO undertakes to support vulnerable people with disability from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds (CALD).   Without their assistance most people would be unsupported and their lives and welfare would be greatly jeopardised.  AMPARO has undertaken significant work to support […]

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Reshaping the Disability Services Act Submission by QAI

Key Recommendations for the New Disability Services Act (‘The Act’) The Act should include a preface that places strong emphasis on the shared responsibility across agencies and the community to uphold the rights of people with a disability. The Act should require government departments and statutory bodies to align with the Convention on the Rights […]

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Opening Doors to Renting Reform Consultation Submission by QAI

Recommendations Lessors must provide a statutorily mandated reason to end a tenancy. Prohibit the use of ‘end of fixed term’ notices to leave except for statutorily mandated reasons. Prohibit false, misleading or deceptive representations by lessors or agents. Stipulate pre-contractual disclosure of; – plans to sell – asbestos Limit bond maximum to four weeks’ rent. […]

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Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport Submission by QAI

The Guardian online recently reported that in the UK, buses and taxis will lead a self-driving public transport push.1 All very high-tech but not a word on how people will hail, alight or access these buses and taxis. Direct assistance at boarding / alighting will not be possible unless the units are crewed with a […]

Ministerial back-flip on disability pension a lifesaver

QAI Media release December 2018 Ministerial backflip on pension is a lifesaver for people with disability.   The Australian Federation of Disability Organizations (AFDO), the Disability Advocacy Network of Australia (DANA) and QAI went to Canberra last week to convince federal politicians to oppose the 2019 budget measure.   Their work, with support from many others, […]

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Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism – Queensland Productivity Commission

The Queensland Government asked the Queensland Productivity Commission to determine how government resources and policies may be best used to reduce imprisonment and recidivism to improve outcomes for the community. QAI had a lot to say about this, having published editions of  Disabled Justice in 2007 and 2014.   Ten percent of prisoners in this state have […]

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Protecting Queenslanders: QAI submission is critical of Queensland bill that would give the Premier power to make decisions on monitoring of people with disability convicted of sexual offences

The QAI submission to the Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee Inquiry into the Bill 2018 (‘the Bill’) opposes the Bill in general, and is critical of a number of provisions in the Bill proposed by Mr David Janetzki MP, the Member for Toowoomba South.  In particular, QAI opposes the provision  that would give the Premier power […]