Tag: discrimination

MEDIA RELEASE – Queensland Advocacy welcomes landmark Human Rights legislation tabled in Queensland Parliament today

Printer friendly version Pdf 31 October 2018 For immediate release   Queensland Advocacy welcomes landmark Human Rights legislation tabled in Queensland Parliament today   It is with much excitement that Queensland Advocacy Incorporated (QAI) thanks and congratulates the Queensland Government for introducing a Human Rights Bill for Queensland. The announcement by the Queensland Attorney-General, the […]

Let’s Nix 216

Section 216 of our Queensland Criminal Code makes it unlawful (i.e. a criminal offence) for any person to have intimate relations (i.e. sex!) with another person who has ‘impairment of the mind’, which is defined broadly in the Criminal Code and includes any person with an intellectual, psychiatric, cognitive or neurological impairment that results in […]

A disability aware approach to torture prevention? Australian OPCAT ratification and improved protections for people with disability’

Article in the Australian Journal of Human Rights – co-authored with QAI’s Emma Phillips: ‘A disability aware approach to torture prevention? Australian OPCAT ratification and improved protections for people with disability’ https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/8FMNHGjFaeD46hq2jr5K/full

Ensuring a Strong Future for Supported Employment

Submission by Queensland Advocacy Incorporated   Department of Social Services   Link: QAI submission – the future of supported employment

General Issues around the Implementation and Performance of the NDIS

  General Issues around the Implementation and Performance of the NATIONAL DISABILITY INSURANCE SCHEME Supplementary Submission by Queensland Advocacy Incorporated General Issues around the Implementation and Performance of the NDIS

Review of Termination of Pregnancy Laws in Queensland

Review of Termination of Pregnancy Laws in Queensland QAI submission to QLRC – Review of Termination of Pregnancy Laws in Queensland

PLACEMENT REFLECTION: QUEENSLAND ADVOCACY INCORPORATED

Author: Evee Perich   Last year I completed my final placement for my Masters of Social work with Queensland Advocacy Incorporated (QAI). Being a community legal centre within the disability sector I was apprehensive about how my social work placement would look however, to my surprise, my time at QAI completely changed how I approach […]

Trains Exemption

QAI submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission opposing the Queensland Government’s application for temporary exemptions from the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport.