Register for Jobs at the Disability Royal Commission’s Engagement Branch in Brisbane

Applications received will be directed to the appropriate area of the Commission. The Engagement branch (based in Bris) will be looking to fill roles that are non-legal, but people with legal backgrounds are often well suited.   If that is of interest, applicants can select Engagement as one of the work areas of interest.   https://disability.royalcommission.gov.au/about/Pages/Employment.aspx […]

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 […]

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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 – […]

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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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 […]