Tag: disability

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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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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 […]

Register for Jobs at the Disability Royal Commission’s Engagement Branch in Brisbane

Applications received will be directed to the appropriate area of the Commission. The Engagement branch (based in Bris) will be looking to fill roles that are non-legal, but people with legal backgrounds are often well suited.   If that is of interest, applicants can select Engagement as one of the work areas of interest.   https://disability.royalcommission.gov.au/about/Pages/Employment.aspx […]

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

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Reshaping the Disability Services Act Submission by QAI

Key Recommendations for the New Disability Services Act (‘The Act’) The Act should include a preface that places strong emphasis on the shared responsibility across agencies and the community to uphold the rights of people with a disability. The Act should require government departments and statutory bodies to align with the Convention on the Rights […]

Ministerial back-flip on disability pension a lifesaver

QAI Media release December 2018 Ministerial backflip on pension is a lifesaver for people with disability.   The Australian Federation of Disability Organizations (AFDO), the Disability Advocacy Network of Australia (DANA) and QAI went to Canberra last week to convince federal politicians to oppose the 2019 budget measure.   Their work, with support from many others, […]

MEDIA RELEASE – Human Rights Bill supported as offering welcome protection for vulnerable Queenslanders

Printer friendly version PDF   26 November 2018 For immediate release   Human Rights Bill supported as offering welcome protection for vulnerable Queenslanders   Leading disability advocacy organisation Queensland Advocacy Incorporated (QAI) strongly supports the introduction of a Human Rights Act in Queensland. In QAI’s submission, provided to the Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee […]

Australian Legacies of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – 70 years on

A public forum on Human Rights Day EVENT DETAILS Monday 10 December 2018 10:00am – 3:00pm Ballarat Technology Park Central 110 Lydiard St South Federation University, School of Mines Ballarat (SMB) Campus Ballarat, Victoria 3350 DESCRIPTION Seventy years ago, on 10 December 1948, world leaders came to together to sign the Universal Declaration of Human […]