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Inquiry into Supported Independent Living Submission

QAI made a submission to the Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme on the Inquiry into Supported Independent Living. Here is an excerpt from the submission of our recommendations: Recommendations Provide clear, transparent and honest information about SILS. Clarify the restrictions that SILS imposes on ‘choice and control’. Explain that SILS pressures […]

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NDIS Thin Markets Project Submission

QAI made a submission to the Department of Social Services on the NDIS Thin Markets Project. Here is an excerpt from the submission of our recommendations: QAI Recommends  Provide clear, transparent information about SILS. Clarify the restraints that SILS imposes on ‘choice and control’. Explain that SILS pressures participants to share accommodation and support. Explain […]

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Youth Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Bill Submission

QAI made a submission to the Queensland Government on the Youth Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019. Here is an excerpt from the submission of our key recommendations: Key recommendations  Detention of children awaiting trial must be done in a way that is consistent with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child,1 […]

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, […]

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.