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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 […]

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 […]

Let’s Nix 216

Section 216 of our Queensland Criminal Code makes it unlawful (i.e. a criminal offence) for any person to have intimate relations (i.e. sex!) with another person who has ‘impairment of the mind’, which is defined broadly in the Criminal Code and includes any person with an intellectual, psychiatric, cognitive or neurological impairment that results in […]

Our Systemic Advocacy

        Check out our campaigns and other systemic work to implement your rights and make Australia a better place for people with disabilities in 2018.    

PLACEMENT REFLECTION: QUEENSLAND ADVOCACY INCORPORATED

Author: Evee Perich   Last year I completed my final placement for my Masters of Social work with Queensland Advocacy Incorporated (QAI). Being a community legal centre within the disability sector I was apprehensive about how my social work placement would look however, to my surprise, my time at QAI completely changed how I approach […]