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Implementing OPCAT in Queensland

The Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (OPCAT) is a unique opportunity to strengthen oversight for all sites of detention in Queensland, particularly disability-specific and...

Analysis of NDIS appeals report

QAI was commissioned by the Department of Seniors, Disability Services and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships (DSDSATSIP) to undertake an analysis of National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) plan reviews to identify trends and potential lessons for...

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...

Position Statement – Inclusion

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

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...

Position Statement – January 26

QAI's Position Statement on January 26 as a national public holiday. You can view the statement at the links below: PDF version of statement Word version of statement

Restrictive Practices – Research Paper

In November 2020, QAI published an updated version of its research paper, "Conclusions on the use of Restrictive Practices for people with an intellectual or cognitive impairment: How to return respect and control to marginalised people." Access the paper here:...

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

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:...

Queensland’s Forensic Disability Service

"The Queensland Forensic Disability Service: Shining light on a closed system through an examination of forensic disability orders for persons with an intellectual or cognitive disability" Read QAI's research paper here: QAI Research Paper on FDS (2015)

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