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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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, […]