Category: Legal info and guides

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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)

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)

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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.

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Treatment authorities

A plain English brochure about involuntary treatment for mental illness in Queensland under the Mental Health Act 2016 (Qld) Treatment authority brochure (pdf) Last updated 20/6/19

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The Queensland Human Rights Act for children with disabilities at school

A community education publication on the rights of students with disability in Queensland state schools under the Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld).

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Resource – Violence against people with disability in their homes

QAI has launched two booklets written in plain language to inform and raise awareness about violence against people with disability.  We also produced 5 short videos using actors to demonstrate the different types of abuses perpetrated against people with disability including sanctioned legal violence.​ The resources can be accessed online here.