Tag: Treaties and Conventions

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 […]

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MEDIA RELEASE – QAI renews its call for a Royal Commission into violence, abuse and neglect of people with disability.

Print friendly version (pdf) 17 September 2018 For immediate release Queensland Advocacy Incorporated (QAI) welcomes the announcement that the Morrison government will establish a Royal Commission into the aged care sector, following a string of damning reports into violence, abuse and neglect in that sector. QAI considers this an opportune time for the Federal Government […]

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 […]

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Final Report: Walk the Talk Forum: Realising the National Disability Strategy and our human rights promises

A comprehensive report summarising QAI’s human rights forum, Walk the Talk: Realising the National Disability Strategy and our human rights promises Report on Walk the Talk Forum 2017

Annexure of case studies to issues paper on the intersection of the international human rights treaties and their relevance for the human rights of people with disabilities

A summary of case studies to highlight the issues discussed in the issues paper for the Walk the Talk forum Issues paper – Annexure of case studies

Highlights: Walk the Talk: Realising the 2010-2020 National Disability Strategy and our human rights promises

A summary of the highlights of QAI’s Walk the Talk Forum: Realising the National Disability Strategy and our Human Rights Promises Highlights of Walk the Talk – Realising the NDS and our Human Rights promises

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