Forum – “Violence against People with Disabilities in their Homes”

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Date(s) - 24/09/2018
9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Ithaca Room, Brisbane City Hall


At this forum actors with disabilities will perform live the five short vignettes that have been filmed and will be distributed on websites and social media. See OUR PROGRAM for more information.

Guest speakers confirmed are:

  • Alastair McEwan, Australia’s Disability discrimination Commissioner
  • Andrew Bartlet, former Senator
  • Dr Natasha Alexander, Consentability
  • Ros Williams, Caxton Legal Centre
  • Leona Berrie, WWILD Sexual Violence Program

We hope and anticipate that the forum and ongoing project will increase general understanding and awareness of violence against people with disability, including the impact it has on a person, the potential perpetrators of violence and the diverse settings and ways in which it can occur.

QAI will launch resources – two booklets, five videos and a website:

The booklets are written in plain language, and illustrated by an artist with disability. These will be widely distributed to people with disability and their families via allies, service providers, health services, Centrelink, police stations and the courts, designed to raise awareness for and on behalf of people with disabilities who are experience violence, in terms of responding to violence, identifying avenues of support and challenging forms of legislative violence.

A corresponding website shall be announced as part of this launch including social media pages as platforms for interactive engagement and the home of the videos performed by the TAFE Actors.

Guest Speakers Include: People with lived experience, Supporters and Advocates, Dr Natasha Alexander from Consentability, and more.

AND FEATURING Special Guests – the Actors from the Access and Equity Performing Arts TAFE Maroochydore

Please see our Facebook page:

Join the conversation on Twitter: #disviolence

This forum is supported by the Legal Aid Queensland Community Legal Education Collaboration Fund.


RSVP BY 18/09/18

Complete and return this Registration Form to or by fax to 3844 4220

or contact QAI on (07)38444200 or


Registration fees

$150 for government and for-profit workers

$120 for NGP workers

$60 for concession, family members of people with disability, students

$30 for unwaged people with disability – LIMITED BURSARIES FOR APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITY

Morning tea and lunch provided.

Payment accepted by cheque, money order or EFT:

Cheques payable to: Queensland Advocacy Incorporated

Electronic funds transfer to:

Bank: Bendigo Bank

BSB: 633-000

Account No: 122598857

* Please include reference such as “Forum – J Smith”