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NDIS External Appeals

This flowchart guides you through the process of applying to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) for a review of an internal review decision of the NDIA. You can read the fact sheet at the links below: PDF version of fact sheet  

Treatment Authorities

A plain English brochure about involuntary treatment for mental illness in Queensland under the Mental Health Act 2016 (Qld). You can read the brochure at the links below: PDF version of brochure Word version of brochure

QAI at the UN Conference of States Parties

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...

The Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld)

The Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld) (the Act) was passed by the Queensland Parliament on 27 February 2019. QAI has put together this fact sheet to explain the basics of this new legislation. You can read the fact sheet at the links below: PDF version of fact sheet Word...

Human Rights Act for children with disabilities and schools

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...

Mental Health Review Tribunal and Legal Representation

QAI has put together a fact sheet for people under involuntary mental health treatment and who are going before the Mental Health Review Tribunal (MHRT). The fact sheet covers: Do I need a lawyer at my Mental Health Review Tribunal hearing? Has the MHRT appointed a...

Walk the Talk Report

The final report from QAI's forum Walk the Talk: Realising the 2010-2020 National Disability Strategy and our human rights promises. You can view the report at the links below: PDF version of report Word version of report

About the Police – Booklet

Our Justice Support Program (JSP), which assists and advocates for people with intellectual disability who have been charged with an offence, have produced a booklet called About the Police, the Court and Lawyers - What to do and what not to do. The booklet uses plain...

Position Statement – Forensic Disability Service

QAI's Position Statement on the Forensic Disability Service in Queensland. Shining light on a closed system through an examination of forensic disability orders for persons with an intellectual or cognitive disability. You can view the statement at the links below:...

Position Statement – Restrictive Practices

QAI's Position Statement Regarding the use of Restrictive Practices on People with Disability. You can view the statement at the links below: PDF version of statement Word version of statement

Disabled Justice – Reforms to Justice Report

QAI Report dis-Abled Justice: Reforms to Justice for Persons with Disability in Queensland You can view the report at the links below: PDF version of report Word version of report

Disabled Justice – Barriers to Justice Report

QAI Report Dis-abled Justice: Barriers to Justice for Persons with Disability in Queensland You can view the report at the links below: PDF version of report Word version of report

Everyone has Human Rights – Booklet

QAI made this booklet Everyone has human rights - Understand Yours! as a guide to human rights for people with disability. This booklet was developed as part of a larger project QAI undertook in 2006 that aimed to inform people about their human rights.  You can view...