Author: Rebekah L

Absent without permission

This factsheet is about what happens if a patient runs away from a Queensland mental health service and stays within Queensland. People who run away interstate will be subject to the corresponding laws of that state, which may or may not allow for their apprehension and return to Queensland. Absent without permission Updated: 3/10/19  

Tips for self advocacy at the Mental Health Review Tribunal

This factsheet is to provide guidance for people who will be advocating for themselves at their Mental Health Review Tribunal hearing. It also outlines tips for treatment review meetings and other meetings with your treating team, and where to get more information, advice and/or representation. Tips for self advocacy at the MHRT (pdf)

Volunteering with QAI on hold

At the moment, QAI is unable to receive applications from law students to volunteer at this time. Please keep checking back on the website and like our Facebook page to keep up to date and find out when we will start receiving applications again.

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Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld) flowchart

QAI prepared the following flowchart to help explain how the Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld) may be used to challenge a breach of human rights from 1 January 2020.

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New resources – NDIS process flowcharts

QAI has prepared the following 2 resources to help explain NDIS processes NDIS access flowchart (PDF) – understand how to apply for NDIS and options for challenging decisions you are not happy with. NDIS external appeals flowchart (PDF) – follow the process of applying to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) for a review of an internal review […]

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Resources from the HRA4Qld campaign

The following factsheets and resources were prepared for the Human Rights Act for Queensland campaign. They may still be useful in helping to explain how the Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld) might help specific groups of people or circumstances.

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Treatment authorities

A plain English brochure about involuntary treatment for mental illness in Queensland under the Mental Health Act 2016 (Qld) Treatment authority brochure (pdf) Last updated 20/6/19

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QAI speaks at the 12th Session of the Conference of State Parties to the UN CRPD (updated)

See Emma Phillips, QAI senior lawyer and systems advocate, speak at the 12th Session of the Conference of State Parties to the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disability. First presentation  – at the Civil Society Forum about the rights of children with disability UN Web TV @26.00min (3 min) Second presentation – […]

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Become a member of QAI 2019-20

Are you interested in Human Rights and Disability issues? Then a membership with Queensland Advocacy Incorporated (QAI) could be for you. Complete our application form: QAI Membership Form 2019-2020 (pdf) View this information in pdf: Why you should become a member of QAI (pdf) A membership would broaden your knowledge around these issues and provide an opportunity to […]