Category: In the media

Australian Coalition for Inclusive Education member banner: C Y D A, All Means All, Purple Orange, Family Advocacy, Q A I, Tasmanian Disability Education Reform Lobby, Imagine More, Queensland Collective for Inclusive Education.

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 […]

Lone wheelchair with title Suffer No More

Suffer No More – a documentary about the NDIS

As the National Disability Insurance Scheme continues to roll out, people are feeling overwhelmed, unheard and facing road blocks at what can feel like every turn. Brisbane journalism student Loughlin Patrick has collated peoples experiences and brings you ‘Suffer No More’, a documentary that looks into the NDIS from many perspectives, including from QAI NDIS […]

Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation within the Disability Sector

The Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, has announced a three-year $527 million  royal commission that will examine violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation within the disability sector.  Former Federal Court Judge Ronald Sackville AO QC will lead the Royal Commission.  The supporting Commissioners will be – Barbara Bennett PSM Dr Rhonda Galbally AC Andrea Mason OAM Honourable […]

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ABC Tropical North: Parents of quadriplegic man say NDIS delay extended hospital stay by six months at ‘$1,500 per day’

Photo credits: ABC TROPICAL NORTH ABC TROPICAL NORTH: SOPHIE MEIXNER News articles about Ethan Hassett, a past client of QAI’s NDIS Appeals Support.   ABC Tropical North online story:  Parents of quadriplegic man say NDIS delay extended hospital stay by six months at ‘$1,500 per day’ – PDF version Radio: ABC TV: https://youtu.be/_ap1yAs2WFo

Michelle O'Flynn speaking

National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse (Commonwealth Powers) Bill 2018

On 20/07/18, director Michelle O’Flynn appeared as first witness before the Queensland Parliament’s Health, Communities, Disability Services and Family Violence Prevention Committee in their public hearing on the National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse (Commonwealth Powers) Bill 2018. To see a broadcast of the hearing see: http://tv.parliament.qld.gov.au/Committees?reference=C4703#parentVerticalTab5  To review the transcript of the hearing […]

A disability aware approach to torture prevention? Australian OPCAT ratification and improved protections for people with disability’

Article in the Australian Journal of Human Rights – co-authored with QAI’s Emma Phillips: ‘A disability aware approach to torture prevention? Australian OPCAT ratification and improved protections for people with disability’ https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/8FMNHGjFaeD46hq2jr5K/full

NDIS RUSH LEAVES PARTICIPANTS CONFUSED

The Wire (audio only) 20/10/17 http://thewire.org.au/story/ndis-rush-leaves-participants-confused/