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Results: QAI Serco-run NDIS call-centre survey

See the results In 2018, the NDIA decided to outsource the operation and staffing of the NDIS call-centre.  The contract went to the private multinational Serco, which has government outsourced contracts here and in the Americas, the Middle East, UK & Europe and in other Asia-Pacific countries, and delivers services in justice, immigration detention, defence, […]

Register for Jobs at the Disability Royal Commission’s Engagement Branch in Brisbane

Applications received will be directed to the appropriate area of the Commission. The Engagement branch (based in Bris) will be looking to fill roles that are non-legal, but people with legal backgrounds are often well suited.   If that is of interest, applicants can select Engagement as one of the work areas of interest. […]

Scholarship Opportunity for the 2019 ASID Conference

The Australian Society for Intellectual Disability is offering scholarships to people with an intellectual disability who require financial assistance to attend the 2019 ASID Conference in Adelaide. To be eligible for a scholarship you must: Identify as having an intellectual disability Live in Australia or New Zealand Need support to pay for accommodation and/or travel […]

Help us End Supported Independent Living

Sign our Petition #FixtheNDIS #MyLifeNoSILS #SayNotoSILS Sign Here According to the NDIS website Supported Independent Living (SIL) “is help with and/or supervision of daily tasks to develop the skills of an individual to live as independently as possible. These are the supports provided to a participant in their home, regardless of property ownership, and can be […]

Your input needed: the implementation of the Queensland Human Rights Act

On 27 February 2019, the state Government passed Queensland’s Human Rights Act. The Act protects 23 rights, including the right to privacy and home, access to education and health services, cultural rights, and more, and is expected to commence on 1 January 2020.  We are gathering information from community organisations, peak bodies and service providers about […]

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QAI speaks at the 12th Session of the Conference of State Parties to the UN CRPD (updated)

See Emma Phillips, QAI senior lawyer and systems advocate, speak at the 12th Session of the Conference of State Parties to the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disability. First presentation  – at the Civil Society Forum about the rights of children with disability UN Web TV @26.00min (3 min) Second presentation – […]

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Factsheet – Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld)

    Printer friendly version The Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld) (the Act) was passed by the Queensland Parliament on 27 February 2019. At this time, Queensland joined the Australian Capital Territory and Victoria in being the only Australian jurisdictions with statutory protection for human rights. There is no federal Human Rights Act or Charter. […]

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Become a member of QAI 2019-20

Are you interested in Human Rights and Disability issues? Then a membership with Queensland Advocacy Incorporated (QAI) could be for you. Complete our application form: QAI Membership Form 2019-2020 (pdf) View this information in pdf: Why you should become a member of QAI (pdf) A membership would broaden your knowledge around these issues and provide an opportunity to […]

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Easy English guide to the Conference of State Parties to the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD)

This is a wonderful resource produced by the NSW Council for Intellectual Disability. It is an Easy English guide to the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of People with Disability. We thank CID for developing this invaluable resource on the eve of the 12th UN CoSP, which will be held […]

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The Queensland Human Rights Act for children with disabilities at school

The introduction of the new right to education in the Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld) has generated significant interest.  For the first time, the human right of every Queensland child to access education is recognised by law.  Many parents, children and educators are wanting to know what impact this new law will have for students […]