Category: Submissions

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, […]

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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Fitness to Plead or Stand Trial Submission by QAI

QAI’s Recommendations to the Tasmania Law Reform Institute QAI supports and recommends to this inquiry the 2014 position of the Australian Law Reform Commission (‘ALRC’): that the test for fitness should be reformed consistently with the National Decision-Making Principles. People with intellectual impairments are capable of making decisions about their own lives.   Intellectual impairment on […]

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Disability Services and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 (Qld) Submission by QAI

Introduction The Disability Services and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 (Qld) (DSLA Bill), a Government Bill to amend, chiefly, the Disability Services Act 2006 (Qld) (DSA), arises from a state-wide legislative review in anticipation of full NDIS roll-out, and commencement of operation of the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission in Queensland, by 1 July 2019. […]

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The Social and Economic Benefits of Improving Mental Health Submission by QAI

Introduction The focus of this inquiry is on the link between mental health and economic participation, productivity and growth. The Productivity Commission Issues Paper (Issues Paper) notes that mental health is a key driver of economic participation and productivity in Australia, with the potential to impact incomes and living standards as well as social engagement […]

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QAI Submission: Recording Mental Health Review Tribunal hearings

The Mental Health Review Tribunal is conducting a project regarding the Electronic Recording of Tribunal hearings. They asked for feedback from patients, support persons, legal representatives, advocates, clinicians, family members and carers, or anyone else about how they feel about audio recording Tribunal hearings. Up until now, the only official record taken of the hearing […]

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Review of Queensland’s laws relating to Civil Surveillance and the Protection of Privacy in the context of Current and Emerging Technologies Submission by QAI

Foreword As signatories to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), Queensland must align all laws, policies and practices to accord with the Convention.  In relation to this inquiry, Article 22 is the indicator which must be upheld in the reforms to such law reform, which provides as follows: Article […]