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Network Coordinator

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....

Position Statement – Inclusion

QAI's Position Statement on Inclusion. You can view the statement at the links below: PDF POSITION STATEMENT WORD POSITION STATEMENT

CEO Matilda Alexander speaks to ABC on COVID vaccines

Our CEO, Matilda Alexander, spoke to the ABC, echoing calls to actively deliver COVID-19 vaccines to people with disability before borders open. She said opening up at an 80 per cent vaccination rate without ensuring the most vulnerable, had a "real opportunity to get...

QAI President Byron Albury on importance of COVID vaccines

Our President Byron Albury with a message for First Nations people with disabilities, and their families, on the importance of getting the COVID-19 vaccine before Qld borders open on 1 November 2021. If you would like a transcript of his message please contact our...

Criminal Justice System – DRC issues paper

QAI made a submission to the Disability Royal Commission in response to the 'Criminal Justice System' issues paper. QAI welcomes the Royal Commission's focus on the experiences of people with disability in the criminal justice system. Despite increasing commitment by...

NDIS legislative changes and the Participant Service Guarantee

QAI made a submission to the Department of Social Services regarding the proposed changes to the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013 and the introduction of the Participant Service Guarantee. QAI supports the underlying intention behind many of the proposed...

Position Statement – Barriers to Inclusion

Disability Action Week Every September, Disability Action Week provides an opportunity to celebrate the significant contributions of people with disability in our community. It is also a chance to stop and reflect on how inclusive our community is. An inclusive...

Supporting you to make your own decisions

QAI and Leadership Plus have collaborated to provide a response to the NDIA's Support for Decision-Making policy. The increased focus on the decision-making rights of people with disability engaging with the NDIS is extremely welcome. However, whilst the proposed...

Public Trustee – Fees and Charges review

In August 2021, The Public Trustee of Queensland commenced a review of its Fees and Charges. QAI assists many people with disability whose financial affairs are managed by the Public Trustee. Whilst the Public Trustee states that its vision is to protect the dignity...

Vilification and people with disability

Some people with disability experience vilification and harassment on the basis of their disability. This includes physical and verbal abuse and can be perpetrated by strangers, groups or people known to them. Whilst disability is a leading cause of discrimination, it...

Coercive Control

QAI made a submission to the Women's Safety and Justice Taskforce regarding the proposals to legislate against coercive control and create a standalone domestic violence offence. QAI is deeply concerned about the disproportionate rates of violence and abuse affecting...

NDIS Amendment (Improving Supports for At Risk Participants) Bill 2021

QAI made a submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs regarding the National Disability Insurance Scheme Amendment (Improving Supports for At Risk Participants) Bill 2021. QAI has been concerned for some time about the ability of the NDIS Quality...

National Register of Enduring Powers of Attorney

QAI made a submission to the Attorney-General's Department regarding the proposed National Register of Enduring Powers of Attorney. QAI agrees that a National Register of Enduring Power of Attorneys ('EPOAs) would assist in reducing financial abuse, in particular, the...

Disability Support Pension

QAI made a submission to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee on their inquiry into the Disability Support Pension (DSP) and its purpose, intent and adequacy. QAI considers that the DSP in its current form has lost its purpose, is unreasonable in its...

QAI Joins Disability Coalition Open Letter on Vaccine Rollout

Queensland Advocacy Inc. is part of a coalition of more than 60 disability organisations which is calling on all Australian governments to take immediate action to protect people with disability from the Delta variant of COVID-19. The coalition, lead by People With...

Information Systems Coordinator

About us Queensland Advocacy Incorporated (QAI) is an independent, community-based systems and legal advocacy organisation for people with disability. QAI's mission is to promote, protect and defend, through advocacy, the fundamental needs, rights and lives of the...

NDIS Appeals Advocate

About us Queensland Advocacy Incorporated (QAI) is an independent, community-based systems and legal advocacy organisation for people with disability. QAI's mission is to promote, protect and defend, through advocacy, the fundamental needs, rights and lives of the...

Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2021

Last week, Matilda and Sophie gave evidence at the public hearing on the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2021. Since its inception, QAI has maintained a firm opposition to all forms of voluntary assisted dying. However, contemporary considerations have moved our...

Indigenous Advocate

About us Queensland Advocacy Incorporated (QAI) is an independent, community-based systems and legal advocacy organisation for people with disability. QAI's mission is to promote, protect and defend, through advocacy, the fundamental needs, rights and lives of the...

Advocate – Human Rights Advocacy Practice

About us Queensland Advocacy Incorporated (QAI) is an independent, community-based systems and legal advocacy organisation for people with disability. QAI's mission is to promote, protect and defend, through advocacy, the fundamental needs, rights and lives of the...

Promoting Inclusion

What does an inclusive society mean to you?  As an organisation dedicated to promoting the rights and interests of the most vulnerable Queenslanders with disability, QAI considers an inclusive society to be an essential prerequisite for people with disability to enjoy...

QAI speaks to Channel 10 on Disability Accommodation

Our CEO, Matilda Alexander, recently spoke to Channel Ten about the issues people face when seeking approval for Specialist Disability Accommodation under the NDIS. Jump to minute 32 of the video to watch item on disability accommodation. WATCH NEWS ITEM HERE  

Graduate Solicitor (Mental Health Legal Service)

About us QAI’s mission is to promote, protect and defend, through advocacy, the fundamental needs and rights and lives of the most vulnerable people with disability in Queensland. QAI is a specialist community legal service and disability advocacy organisation...

National Disability Employment Strategy

Further to our previous work on the new National Disability Strategy, QAI recently provided a submission to the Department of Social Services regarding the proposed National Disability Employment Strategy. With the underrepresentation of people with disability in...

Mental Health / Human Rights Legal Service Paralegal

About us QAI’s mission is to promote, protect and defend, through advocacy, the fundamental needs and rights and lives of the most vulnerable people with disability in Queensland. QAI is a specialist community legal service and disability advocacy organisation...

Mental Health Solicitor

About us QAI’s mission is to promote, protect and defend, through advocacy, the fundamental needs and rights and lives of the most vulnerable people with disability in Queensland. QAI is a specialist community legal service and disability advocacy organisation...

QAI is going (virtually) to the United Nations!

23 November 2020For immediate release QAI is going (virtually) to the United Nations!   QAI is excited to announce its involvement in the upcoming 13th Session of the Conference of State Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with...