Tag: abuse

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Resource – Violence against people with disability in their homes

QAI has launched two booklets written in plain language to inform and raise awareness about violence against people with disability.  We also produced 5 short videos using actors to demonstrate the different types of abuses perpetrated against people with disability including sanctioned legal violence.​ The resources can be accessed online here.

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MEDIA RELEASE – QAI renews its call for a Royal Commission into violence, abuse and neglect of people with disability.

Print friendly version (pdf) 17 September 2018 For immediate release Queensland Advocacy Incorporated (QAI) welcomes the announcement that the Morrison government will establish a Royal Commission into the aged care sector, following a string of damning reports into violence, abuse and neglect in that sector. QAI considers this an opportune time for the Federal Government […]

Media Release regarding the National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse (Commonwealth Powers) Bill 2018

Redress Scheme must be inclusive to realise human rights commitments Queensland Advocacy Incorporated (QAI) commends the Queensland Government for moving to provide compensation for survivors of child sex abuse, yet warns that the scheme must be inclusive and non-discriminatory if it is to deliver on its human rights commitments and provide a just response to […]

Pre-natal screening, testing and choice: Some Misconceptions About Disability

Prenatal screening, testing and choice: Misconceptions about Disability Misconceptions of Disability – prenatal testing and choice Introduction The language of impairment and disability that clinicians use influences the way we talk and think about disability .   Terms like ‘genetic abnormality’, ‘retardation’ and ‘chromosome problem’ are valid in a medical and scientific sense, but they can […]

Queensland Advocacy Incorporated highlights the urgent need for human rights safeguards to stop the abuse of our most vulnerable

QAI media release on the need for human rights safeguards to protect vulnerable people Media release – Restrictive Practices and Human Rights 27 July 2016 (2)

Extend the scope of the Northern Territory inquiry into youth detention

QAI media release on the Don Dale incident and youth detention Dylan Voller Queensland Aug

‘Let’s make an end to institutional living’

QAI media release on people with disability living in institutional settings and abuse and neglect in congregate settings Yooralla Tuesday 25 November 2014