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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 […]

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 […]

Election sweetener short-changes people with disability

4 April 2019 Media Release The disability advocacy sector has welcomed the commitment of funding for the Disability Royal Commission in the federal budget. QAI commends Greens Senators Rachel Siewert and Jordan Steele-Johns, and the many, many other disability advocates who convinced the Federal Government to commit to a Disability Royal Commission. We also commend […]

Royal Commission TORs

QAI’s comments on the Draft Terms of Reference for a Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability     Letter to Department of Social Services re draft TORs for disability RC 20190325

Prime Minister skimps on Royal Commission

MEDIA RELEASE 1 March 2019 Prime Minister skimps on abuse of people with disability: The Disability Royal Commission must not be delayed The further political posturing around the long overdue Royal Commission into violence, abuse and neglect of people with disability is deplorable. Leading disability advocacy organisation Queensland Advocacy Incorporated (QAI) has called for a […]

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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.

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MEDIA RELEASE – QAI renews its call for a Royal Commission into violence, abuse and neglect of people with disability.

Print friendly version (pdf) 17 September 2018 For immediate release Queensland Advocacy Incorporated (QAI) welcomes the announcement that the Morrison government will establish a Royal Commission into the aged care sector, following a string of damning reports into violence, abuse and neglect in that sector. QAI considers this an opportune time for the Federal Government […]

Media Release regarding the National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse (Commonwealth Powers) Bill 2018

Redress Scheme must be inclusive to realise human rights commitments Queensland Advocacy Incorporated (QAI) commends the Queensland Government for moving to provide compensation for survivors of child sex abuse, yet warns that the scheme must be inclusive and non-discriminatory if it is to deliver on its human rights commitments and provide a just response to […]