What’s happening at QAI – fortnightly update

  • QAI welcomes new NDIS Appeals Advocate Tania Steinmuller!
  • QAI Senior Lawyer – Law Reform and Systems Advocacy Emma Phillips has been named chair of the National Human Rights Act sub-committee of Australian Lawyers for Human Rights. Emma continues to be active in the campaign for a Human Rights Act in Queensland. See their webpage or facebook page for their recent activities.
  • QAI will be preparing a submission on the second consultation paper on the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (OPCAT), due mid-September.
  • QAI has been named a recipient of Legal Aid Queensland’s Community Legal Education (CLE) Fund grant to produce pamphlets, videos and a forum involving live theatre to increase awareness, education and support for people with disability in residential settings who experience violence and abuse. For more details about the forum on 24/09/18, including registration, please see here.
  • On 20/08/18, QAI will be appearing at the public hearing to speak to our submission on the Inquiry into wage theft in Queensland

If you would like to comment on any of QAI’s work, please contact us on 07 3844 4200 or qai@qai.org.au.

New resources:

Call to action:

  • Our NDIS Serco Call Centre survey is live: Soon after posting it, QAI got just less than a thousand responses to our petition (now closed) protesting the NDIS-involvement of Serco, a multinational company that runs prisons and 11 Australian immigration detention centres, and  Queensland Advocacy Inc is concerned that Serco won’t support NDIS values and principles. QAI has released a survey to gauge people’s experiences with the NDIS call centre (1800800110).  Please check it out if you have called that number recently.
  • Become a member and come to our AGM on 25/10/18.