Category: Resources

Drawing of man flanked by police

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 […]

Walk the Talk: Realising the National Disability Strategy and our human rights promises

Research paper exploring the intersection of the United Nations’ human rights treaties and conventions and their relevance for ensuring respect for the fundamental rights of all persons with disabilities to participate in an ordinary, inclusive life in Australia Research paper – intersection of international conventions November 2016

Decisions About My Life? The Choice Should be Mine

QAI’s position statement on supported decision-making QAI Paper on supported decision-making

QAI position statement on the Forensic Disability Service

A summary of QAI’s position on the Forensic Disability Service Position Statement on FDS

Shining light on a closed system through an examination of forensic disability orders for persons with an intellectual or cognitive disability

A research paper considering human rights implications of Forensic Orders Final Research Paper on FDS

QAI position statement: the use of Restrictive Practices on people with disability

A research paper considering the use of Restrictive Practices on people with disability Final QAI Position Statement Regarding the Use of Restrictive Practices

Conclusions on the Use of Restrictive Practices for People with an Intellectual or Cognitive Impairment: How to Return Respect and Control to Marginalised People

A research paper outlining QAI’s conclusions on the use of Restrictive Practices on people with an intellectual or cognitive disability Final QAI conclusions on the use of RP – October 2014 final version 2

Cover page of Queensland Handbook for practitioners on legal capacity

Queensland Handbook for Practitioners on Legal Capacity

To open an electronic copy of the Queensland Handbook for Practitioners on Legal Capacity, please click here. The Handbook is not available in hard copy. The idea for the Queensland Handbook for Practitioners on Legal Capacity had its genesis through regularly coming across issues of client capacity in QAI’s work and realising there was a gap for this […]

Disabled Justice: The Barriers to Justice for Persons with Disability in Queensland

QAI’s report on the barriers that people with disability face in accessing justice in Queensland: 1493089476-The barriers to justice for persons with disability in Queensland