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Inquiry into Centrelink’s Compliance Program Submission

QAI made a submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs regarding the Inquiry into Centrelink’s Compliance Program. Here is an excerpt of our Key Recommendations in the submission: QAI recommends that the Government: 1. Immediately implement all recommendations of the Senate Community Affairs References Committee’s June 2017 report. 2. Provide people with disabilities, […]

Scholarship Opportunity for the 2019 ASID Conference

The Australian Society for Intellectual Disability is offering scholarships to people with an intellectual disability who require financial assistance to attend the 2019 ASID Conference in Adelaide. To be eligible for a scholarship you must: Identify as having an intellectual disability Live in Australia or New Zealand Need support to pay for accommodation and/or travel […]

Help us End Supported Independent Living

Sign our Petition #FixtheNDIS #MyLifeNoSILS #SayNotoSILS Sign Here According to the NDIS website Supported Independent Living (SIL) “is help with and/or supervision of daily tasks to develop the skills of an individual to live as independently as possible. These are the supports provided to a participant in their home, regardless of property ownership, and can be […]

Your input needed: the implementation of the Queensland Human Rights Act

On 27 February 2019, the state Government passed Queensland’s Human Rights Act. The Act protects 23 rights, including the right to privacy and home, access to education and health services, cultural rights, and more, and is expected to commence on 1 January 2020.  We are gathering information from community organisations, peak bodies and service providers about […]

Inquiry into Aged Care, End-of-Life and Palliative Care and Voluntary Assisted Dying Submission by QAI

This inquiry is indeed a matter of deep concern to Queenslanders with disability and their families and supporters and we welcome this opportunity to raise our concerns and offer our contribution to the Health, Communities, Disability Services and Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Committee so that any decisions may be based on all the relevant […]

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Fitness to Plead or Stand Trial Submission by QAI

QAI’s Recommendations to the Tasmania Law Reform Institute QAI supports and recommends to this inquiry the 2014 position of the Australian Law Reform Commission (‘ALRC’): that the test for fitness should be reformed consistently with the National Decision-Making Principles. People with intellectual impairments are capable of making decisions about their own lives.   Intellectual impairment on […]

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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. […]

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The Social and Economic Benefits of Improving Mental Health Submission by QAI

Introduction The focus of this inquiry is on the link between mental health and economic participation, productivity and growth. The Productivity Commission Issues Paper (Issues Paper) notes that mental health is a key driver of economic participation and productivity in Australia, with the potential to impact incomes and living standards as well as social engagement […]