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Disability Royal Commission – what do you think of the terms of reference?

QAI welcomes the announcement by the Federal Government of its plans to establish a Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.  QAI has strongly advocated for the calling of a disability Royal Commission for many years.  These calls have been supported by many people with disability in our community and […]

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QAI Submission: Recording Mental Health Review Tribunal hearings

The Mental Health Review Tribunal is conducting a project regarding the Electronic Recording of Tribunal hearings. They asked for feedback from patients, support persons, legal representatives, advocates, clinicians, family members and carers, or anyone else about how they feel about audio recording Tribunal hearings. Up until now, the only official record taken of the hearing […]

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ABC Tropical North: Parents of quadriplegic man say NDIS delay extended hospital stay by six months at ‘$1,500 per day’

Photo credits: ABC TROPICAL NORTH ABC TROPICAL NORTH: SOPHIE MEIXNER News articles about Ethan Hassett, a past client of QAI’s NDIS Appeals Support.   ABC Tropical North online story:  Parents of quadriplegic man say NDIS delay extended hospital stay by six months at ‘$1,500 per day’ – PDF version Radio: ABC TV: https://youtu.be/_ap1yAs2WFo

Prime Minister skimps on Royal Commission

MEDIA RELEASE 1 March 2019 Prime Minister skimps on abuse of people with disability: The Disability Royal Commission must not be delayed The further political posturing around the long overdue Royal Commission into violence, abuse and neglect of people with disability is deplorable. Leading disability advocacy organisation Queensland Advocacy Incorporated (QAI) has called for a […]

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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 […]

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. […]