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Factsheet – Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld)

    Printer friendly version The Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld) (the Act) was passed by the Queensland Parliament on 27 February 2019. At this time, Queensland joined the Australian Capital Territory and Victoria in being the only Australian jurisdictions with statutory protection for human rights. There is no federal Human Rights Act or Charter. […]

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The Queensland Human Rights Act for children with disabilities at school

The introduction of the new right to education in the Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld) has generated significant interest.  For the first time, the human right of every Queensland child to access education is recognised by law.  Many parents, children and educators are wanting to know what impact this new law will have for students […]

Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation within the Disability Sector

The Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, has announced a three-year $527 million  royal commission that will examine violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation within the disability sector.  Former Federal Court Judge Ronald Sackville AO QC will lead the Royal Commission.  The supporting Commissioners will be – Barbara Bennett PSM Dr Rhonda Galbally AC Andrea Mason OAM Honourable […]

Royal Commission TORs

QAI’s comments on the Draft Terms of Reference for a Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability     Letter to Department of Social Services re draft TORs for disability RC 20190325

Disability Royal Commission – what do you think of the terms of reference?

QAI welcomes the announcement by the Federal Government of its plans to establish a Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.  QAI has strongly advocated for the calling of a disability Royal Commission for many years.  These calls have been supported by many people with disability in our community and […]

Prime Minister skimps on Royal Commission

MEDIA RELEASE 1 March 2019 Prime Minister skimps on abuse of people with disability: The Disability Royal Commission must not be delayed The further political posturing around the long overdue Royal Commission into violence, abuse and neglect of people with disability is deplorable. Leading disability advocacy organisation Queensland Advocacy Incorporated (QAI) has called for a […]

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Media Release – Qld passes Human Rights Bill

Queensland Advocacy Incorporated    MEDIA RELEASE   27 February 2019 For immediate release   Rights ON Queensland! High Score for Queensland Human Rights Protection The Queensland Government made history today, passing legislation protecting the human rights of all Queenslanders.  The Human Rights Bill, passed in Parliament this afternoon, protects 23 fundamental human rights and establishes […]

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Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism – Queensland Productivity Commission

The Queensland Government asked the Queensland Productivity Commission to determine how government resources and policies may be best used to reduce imprisonment and recidivism to improve outcomes for the community. QAI had a lot to say about this, having published editions of  Disabled Justice in 2007 and 2014.   Ten percent of prisoners in this state have […]

MEDIA RELEASE – Human Rights Bill supported as offering welcome protection for vulnerable Queenslanders

Printer friendly version PDF   26 November 2018 For immediate release   Human Rights Bill supported as offering welcome protection for vulnerable Queenslanders   Leading disability advocacy organisation Queensland Advocacy Incorporated (QAI) strongly supports the introduction of a Human Rights Act in Queensland. In QAI’s submission, provided to the Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee […]

Australian Legacies of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – 70 years on

A public forum on Human Rights Day EVENT DETAILS Monday 10 December 2018 10:00am – 3:00pm Ballarat Technology Park Central 110 Lydiard St South Federation University, School of Mines Ballarat (SMB) Campus Ballarat, Victoria 3350 DESCRIPTION Seventy years ago, on 10 December 1948, world leaders came to together to sign the Universal Declaration of Human […]