Tag: OPCAT

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 […]

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MEDIA RELEASE – Queensland Advocacy welcomes Australian Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow to Brisbane to convene the second stage of OPCAT consultations

Printer friendly version (pdf) 13 September 2018  For immediate release Queensland Advocacy Incorporated (QAI) is pleased to welcome Australia’s Human Rights Commissioner, Mr Edward Santow, to Brisbane to convene consultations with civil society as part of the second stage of the OPCAT in Australia inquiry. This inquiry, which has been led by the Australian Human […]

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

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Joint Release

OPCAT – AHRC consultation_

Australia OPCAT Network Joint Submission to AHRC consultation_17 July 2017

Queensland advocates applaud the Federal Government commitment to ending torture

QAI media release on the Federal Government’s commitment to ratify OPCAT Media RElease OPCAT 16.02.10