Category: Legal info and guides

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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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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 […]

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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.

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My Health Records Pros and Cons

Printer friendly version This factsheet has been prepared by Queensland Advocacy Incorporated (QAI), an independent, community-based systems and legal advocacy organisation for people with disability in Queensland (qai.org.au). This publication is for general information only. It must not be relied on as legal advice. You must seek legal advice about your own particular circumstances. Last […]

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My Health Record Privacy Control Tips

    Printer friendly version My Health Record Privacy Control Tips This factsheet has been prepared by Queensland Advocacy Incorporated (QAI), an independent, community-based systems and legal advocacy organisation for people with disability in Queensland (qai.org.au). This publication is for general information only. It must not be relied on as legal advice. You must seek […]

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Mental Health Review Tribunal and legal representation

Do I need a lawyer at my Mental Health Review Tribunal hearing? Has the MHRT appointed a lawyer for me? What if I do not want a lawyer to represent me? What are the lawyer’s responsibilities? What are my responsibilities to my lawyer? What can I do if I have a MHRT hearing but cannot […]

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About the Police, the Court and Lawyers – What to do and what not to do

The Justice Support Program (JSP) assists and advocates for people with intellectual disability who have been charged with an offence.  We have produced a book “About the Police, the Court and Lawyers – What to do and what not to do” The book uses plain English and simple illustrations to guide Dan (who has an intellectual […]