Disability Royal Commission – QAI Submission on Inclusive Education of Students with Disability

Submission – Education November 2019final ATTACHMENT A – RTI 172191 SDA by school 2017 ATTACHMENT B – QPPD_choice_report_2003 ATTACHMENT C – Final QAI Position Statement Regarding the Use of Restrictive Practices ATTACHMENT D – GENEVA Restrictive Practices Involuntary Treatment Factsheet -FINAL ATTACHMENT E – MAPA use on child ADDENDUM 1 – 2018.04.04 QAI response to […]

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QAI is Hiring!

QAI is looking for a Mental Health Lawyer to join our team! Do you have a background in court or tribunal advocacy? Do you have more than 2 years post admission experience? Are you interested in supporting the legal rights of people with mental illness? Queensland Advocacy Incorporated is looking for a full time mental health […]

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Disability Royal Commission and Education FAQs

QAI put together some answers to frequently asked questions about the Disability Royal Commission as it relates to education and learning for children with disability. Disability Royal Commission & Education FAQs (PDF)

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Media Release – The right to inclusive education must not be contested by the Disability Royal Commission at the first hearing commencing in Townsville today

Download or print PDF. Today marks a historic day with the commencement of the first public hearing of the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability on education and learning. For too long the rights of people with disability to inclusive education have been contested in this country, and misguided ideas have […]

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Every Australian Counts taking all feedback to the NDIS review!

Every Australian Counts has made it is as easy as possible for everyone to have their say and give their honest feedback on the NDIS. All feedback will be going to the review being conducted by Mr David Tune into the NDIS Act and Rules. Visit their website here for all the details. From the […]

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Mistake of Fact Submission

QAI made a submission to the Queensland Law Reform Commission Inquiry into the Mistake of Fact defence. Initial Recommendations Retain mistake of fact defence, because some people with intellectual impairment can misinterpret, for example, body language, or verbal cues if CALD, but: A proper evidentiary basis must exist before the court directs a jury on […]

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Criminal Code (Child Sexual Offences Reform) Submission

QAI made a submission in regards to the Criminal Code (Child Sexual Offences Reform) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill. Here is an excerpt from the submission of our recommendations: Recommendations QAI supports the measures in the Bill. The State Government must do more to ensure that people with intellectual disability who have committed very minor […]

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NDIS Planning Submission

QAI made a submission to the Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme on NDIS Planning. Here is an excerpt from the submission of our recommendations: QAI Recommendations LAC’s and Planners must have intensive training to understand the social and other impact of disability and what makes people with disability vulnerable. The NDIA […]

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Inquiry into Adequacy of Newstart Submission

QAI made a submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs on the Inquiry into the Adequacy of Newstart. Here is an excerpt from the submission of our recommendations: Key Recommendations Many Australians, including many Australians with disability, have inadequate financial means to support an acceptable standard of living. This has significant ill effects […]