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Response by QAI to the Queensland Government’s review of the operation of the Forensic Disability Act 2011 (Qld)

Queensland Advocacy Incorporated (QAI) thanks the Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors (Department) for tabling their review of the Forensic Disability Act 2011 (Qld) (FDA) on 9 October 2018 (FDA Review). We acknowledge that the FDA Review annexes the independent review of the Queensland Forensic Disability Service System prepared for the Department (FDSS Review) by the […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Media release – Mental health defence not a free pass

Queensland Advocacy Incorporated (QAI), as a Queensland leader in representing people on involuntary mental health orders, would like to respond to comments in the article entitled ‘Brisbane bus driver’s killer won’t stand trial’ published by the Brisbane Times on 10 August 2018, wherein a member of the legal profession critiqued the laws relating to people […]

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My Health Records Pros and Cons

Printer friendly version This factsheet has been prepared by Queensland Advocacy Incorporated (QAI), an independent, community-based systems and legal advocacy organisation for people with disability in Queensland (qai.org.au). This publication is for general information only. It must not be relied on as legal advice. You must seek legal advice about your own particular circumstances. Last […]

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My Health Record Privacy Control Tips

    Printer friendly version My Health Record Privacy Control Tips This factsheet has been prepared by Queensland Advocacy Incorporated (QAI), an independent, community-based systems and legal advocacy organisation for people with disability in Queensland (qai.org.au). This publication is for general information only. It must not be relied on as legal advice. You must seek […]