Legal advice and advocacy

Non-legal advocacy

Our non-legal services

QAI has six non-legal services which can offer advocacy and support for individuals in specific circumstances.

NDIS Appeals Support Program

The NDIS Appeals Support Program provides non-legal advocacy, support, and referral to people with disability and their families for National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) reviews and appeals. 

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NDIS Decision Support Pilot Program

The NDIS Decision Support Pilot provides non-legal advocacy and decision-making support for people with disability who have limited decision-making capacity and require assistance to engage with the NDIS at any stage of process. 

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Education Advocacy Service

The Education Advocacy Service is an independent, professional advocacy service which supports the resolution of complex and escalated complaints relating to the access, participation and/or achievement of students with disability in Queensland state schools (and home schooling). 

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Disability Royal Commission Advocacy Program

The Disability Royal Commission (DRC) Advocacy Program provides individual non-legal advocacy for vulnerable people wishing to make a submission to the DRC.

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Justice Support Program

The Justice Support Program provides non-legal advocacy and is a QAI initiative designed to respond to the needs of people with disability in the criminal justice and related systems. 

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Social Work Service

The Social Work Service is an internal allied service currently providing social work support to clients of QAI’s Human Rights Legal Service.  

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