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COVID-19, Disability and the Law Resource

With the help of law firm Minter Ellison, we have put together this resource to help people with disability understand their legal rights in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.  You can view the booklet via the link below. PDF version  

Review of Administration & Guardianship Orders

Understand the review process for a Guardianship and Administration Orders made by QCAT.  You can read the fact sheet at the link below: PDF fact sheet Word fact sheet  

Disability Discrimination

Understand what disability discrimination is, what protections there are for people with disability and what the process is for making a complaint about discrimination based on a persons disability. You can read the fact sheet at the link below: PDF fact sheet Word...

Restrictive Practices

Understand what restrictive practices are and when they are used. You can read the fact sheet at the link below: PDF fact sheet Word fact sheet

Public Trustee Complaint

Understand what the process is for making a complaint about the Public Trustee and what the options are if you are unhappy with the outcome of a complaint. You can read the fact sheet at the link below: PDF fact sheet Word fact sheet  

Human Rights Complaint

Understand what human rights are, which ones are protected in Queensland, who you can make a complaint against and what making a complaint can achieve. You can read the fact sheet at the link below: PDF fact sheet Word fact sheet  

Guardianship

Understand what a guardianship order for is and how it works. You can read the fact sheet at the link below: PDF fact sheet  Word fact sheet

Guardianship for Restrictive Practices

Understand what guardianship for restrictive practices is and how it works. You can read the fact sheet at the link below: PDF fact sheet Word fact sheet

Capacity

Understand what capacity is, who decides if you have capacity, what happens if you do not have capacity and how you can prove you do have capacity.  You can read the fact sheet at the link below: PDF fact sheet Word fact sheet

Administration

Understand what administration for adults is and how it works. You can read the fact sheet at the link below: PDF fact sheet Word fact sheet

QAI and ATSILS call for inquiry into school disciplinary absences

Queensland Advocacy Incorporated (QAI) and The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service (Qld) Limited (ATSILS) are publicly calling upon the Queensland Human Rights Commissioner to conduct an inquiry into the use of school disciplinary absences in...

Queensland’s restrictive practices laws

QAI considers the use of restrictive practices to infringe the fundamental human rights of people with disability. Restrictive practices are used as a form of behaviour control, applied to individuals considered to be exhibiting ‘behaviours of concern’. There are...

Open letter calling for urgent action on Covid-19

QAI stands with our allies in calling for urgent action to prioritise access for Queenslanders with disability to vital health and safety measures during this critical time of the Covid-19 pandemic. Together with Queenslanders with Disability Network (QDN), Health...

Religious Discrimination Bill 2021

QAI made a submission on the proposed Religious Discrimination Bill 2021 to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights and the Senate Standing Committees on Legal and Constitutional Affairs. QAI is deeply concerned about the Religious Discrimination Bill 2021...

Institutional Economic Neglect

In July 2021, QAI provided a submission on the Purpose, Intent and Adequacy of the Disability Support Pension to the Senate Community Affairs Reference Committee inquiry. In December 2021, QAI provided this submission to the Disability Royal Commission as evidence of...

QAI concerned regarding proposed Religious Discrimination Bill 2021

As we celebrate Human Rights Week 2021, QAI is deeply concerned about the Religious Discrimination Bill 2021 currently before Parliament and its potential consequences for people with disability and other minority groups. The Bill’s purpose is to prohibit...

QAI supports new National Disability Strategy

New Australian Disability Strategy Welcomed By Leading Disability Representative Organisations Alongside Australia’s peak disability representative organisations, QAI supports the new Australian Disability Strategy 2021–2031 which was released today by the Australian...

Public Trustee – Advisory and Monitoring Board

QAI made a submission to the Community Support and Services Committee regarding the Public Trustee (Advisory and Monitoring Board) Amendment Bill 2021. QAI supports the establishment of the Board and its intended functions to monitor and review the performance of the...

Inspector of Detention Services Bill 2021

QAI made a submission to the Legal Affairs and Safety Committee on the Inspector of Detention Services Bill 2021. People with disability are over-represented in all sites of detention and are at greater risk of experiencing torture and ill-treatment in these settings....

Systems Advocate

About us Queensland Advocacy Incorporated (QAI) is an independent advocacy organisation whose mission is to advocate for the protection and advancement of the needs, rights and lives of people with disability in Queensland. We do this by engaging in systemic advocacy...

Human Rights Solicitor

About us Queensland Advocacy Incorporated (QAI) is an independent advocacy organisation whose mission is to advocate for the protection and advancement of the needs, rights and lives of people with disability in Queensland. We do this by engaging in systemic advocacy...

Reviewing the Anti-Discrimination Act

Queensland’s Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld) is under review to ensure it is keeping up to date with the changing needs of society. Our CEO, Matilda Alexander, and Deputy CEO & Principal Solicitor, Emma Phillips, joined an alliance of Queensland lawyers and...

Information and Referral Officer

About us Queensland Advocacy Incorporated (QAI) is an independent advocacy organisation whose mission is to advocate for the protection and advancement of the needs, rights and lives of people with disability in Queensland. We do this by engaging in systemic advocacy...

Human Rights Advocate (Education & Youth)

About us Queensland Advocacy Incorporated (QAI) is an independent advocacy organisation whose mission is to advocate for the protection and advancement of the needs, rights and lives of people with disability in Queensland. We do this by engaging in systemic advocacy...

Youth Advocate

About us Queensland Advocacy Incorporated (QAI) is an independent advocacy organisation whose mission is to advocate for the protection and advancement of the needs, rights and lives of people with disability in Queensland. We do this by engaging in systemic advocacy...

Volunteer Info Session for 2022 intake

Date - Wednesday 1/12/2021Time - 5:30pm - 6:30pmLocation - QAI Office, Level 2 South Central. 43 Peel St, South Brisbane Q 4101 OR remotely via Teams Event Details We are getting ready for our 2022 Volunteer Advocacy Program intake and this session will be an...

Graduate Lawyer or Paralegal

About us Queensland Advocacy Incorporated (QAI) is an independent, community-based advocacy organisation for people with disability. QAI’s mission is to advocate for the protection and advancement of the needs, rights and lives of people with disability in Queensland....