Tag: intellectual disability

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 […]

Media release – Violence against people with disabilities in their home forum

Australia’s Disability Discrimination Commissioner headlines QAI’s Violence against people with disabilities in their home Forum Queensland Advocacy Incorporated (QAI) is thrilled to announce that Australia’s Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Mr Alastair McEwin, will be the keynote speaker at our Violence against people with disabilities in their home forum on Monday 24th September 2018. Fresh from 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 […]

About the Police, the Court and Lawyers – What to do and what not to do

The Justice Support Program (JSP) assists and advocates for people with intellectual disability who have been charged with an offence.  We have produced a book “About the Police, the Court and Lawyers – What to do and what not to do” The book uses plain English and simple illustrations to guide Dan (who has an intellectual […]

QAI speaks out against sensationalist and callous reporting of the plight of a Queensland teen with an intellectual disability and mental illness

QAI media release on the media reporting of issues pertaining to people with intellectual disability and mental illness Media Release 16.02.16

Identification of people with intellectual disability in the criminal justice system

Powerpoint slides from presentation by Nick Collyer at the ACSO Conference, October 2015, Melbourne Identification ppt

Media release: ‘welfare cuts for the criminally insane’

QAI media release condemning the Federal Government for punishing people with disabilities, and News Limited for playing up to prejudice around mental illness DSP media release 31 March 2015