Campaigns

Stand with us! Campaign

Rally for disability advocacy

Campaign Overview

In March 2021, QAI joined a partnership of 15 independent disability advocacy organisations to form the Queensland Disability Advocacy Alliance and launch the Stand with us! campaign. The Alliance came together to campaign for ongoing funding for disability advocacy services in Queensland, funded only until June 2021.  

Over a number of weeks, Alliance members actively campaigned by:

  • Holding meetings with several Members of State Parliament
  • Sending letters to all Members of State Parliament
  • Launching a dedicated campaign website, inviting community members to pledge their support by signing up to the campaign
  • Holding rallys on Wednesday 24 March, 2021, with supporters gathering outside Queensland Parliament House in Brisbane and the local MP’s office in Rockhampton.
Image of text that says "Stand with us! Queensland Disability Advocacy Matters"
Photo of about 200 people in yellow holding placards, standing in a large semi-circle listening to woman speaking in front of them.
Photo of about 200 people in yellow holding placards, gathered together with the organisers and Minister Craig Crawford kneeling down in the front.

Facebook videos from the Brisbane rally

Campaign Outcome

On Wednesday 24 March, 2021, the Queensland Disability Advocacy Alliance welcomed the announcement made by the Palaszczuk Government to deliver a funding commitment of base funding for two years to continue advocacy services in Queensland. 

The Alliance is continuing to work with the Queensland Government to ensure we have a sustainable advocacy sector that will continue to uphold the rights of people with disability in our community.

Alliance Members

The Queensland Disability Advocacy Alliance is a group of 15 Queensland disability organisations.

Aged and Disability Advocates Australia logo
Amparo Logo
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Disability Network of Queensland Logo
Capricorn Citizen Advocacy Logo
Gold Coast Disability Advocacy Logo
Independent Advocacy North Queensland Logo
Ipswich Regional Advocacy Service Incorporated Logo
Mackay Advocacy Incorporated Logo
People With Disability Australia Logo
Queensland Advocacy Incorporated Logo
Queenslanders with Disability Network Logo
Rights In Action Logo
Speaking Up For You Logo
Sunshine Coast Citizen Advocacy Logo
TASC Logo

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