Tag: NDIS

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Suffer No More – a documentary about the NDIS

As the National Disability Insurance Scheme continues to roll out, people are feeling overwhelmed, unheard and facing road blocks at what can feel like every turn. Brisbane journalism student Loughlin Patrick has collated peoples experiences and brings you ‘Suffer No More’, a documentary that looks into the NDIS from many perspectives, including from QAI NDIS […]

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Simply how I feel

A poem from an NDIS Appeals support client about her experience.

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Disability Services and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 (Qld) Submission by QAI

Introduction The Disability Services and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 (Qld) (DSLA Bill), a Government Bill to amend, chiefly, the Disability Services Act 2006 (Qld) (DSA), arises from a state-wide legislative review in anticipation of full NDIS roll-out, and commencement of operation of the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission in Queensland, by 1 July 2019. […]

NDIS Appeals Advocacy funding commitment to deal with backlog of complaints

Media release 28 March 2019 The decision by the Federal Government to maintain the current level of funding for National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) appeals advocacy, rather than proceed with proposed cuts, in the upcoming financial year is good news for advocacy organisations already struggling to meet demand. The proposed cuts were based on a […]

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ABC Tropical North: Parents of quadriplegic man say NDIS delay extended hospital stay by six months at ‘$1,500 per day’

Photo credits: ABC TROPICAL NORTH ABC TROPICAL NORTH: SOPHIE MEIXNER News articles about Ethan Hassett, a past client of QAI’s NDIS Appeals Support.   ABC Tropical North online story:  Parents of quadriplegic man say NDIS delay extended hospital stay by six months at ‘$1,500 per day’ – PDF version Radio: ABC TV: https://youtu.be/_ap1yAs2WFo

NDIS information and fact sheets for people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds

AMPARO is an ally of QAI and we recognise the critical need for the work that AMPARO undertakes to support vulnerable people with disability from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds (CALD).   Without their assistance most people would be unsupported and their lives and welfare would be greatly jeopardised.  AMPARO has undertaken significant work to support […]

July 2018 QAI Newsletter

  Welcome to QAI’s July 2018 newsletter. Latest news Mental Health Act 2016 Review: Queensland Health is evaluating whether key changes have been implemented effectively. QAI’s Mental Health Legal Service is in the thick of it, and while Queensland Health’s consultation period on broader issues has now closed, QAI is still interested in hearing from you if […]

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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

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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 […]