Tag: human rights

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Youth Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Bill Submission

QAI made a submission to the Queensland Government on the Youth Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019. Here is an excerpt from the submission of our key recommendations: Key recommendations  Detention of children awaiting trial must be done in a way that is consistent with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child,1 […]

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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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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.

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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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).

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 […]

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

Disability Royal Commission – what do you think of the terms of reference?

QAI welcomes the announcement by the Federal Government of its plans to establish a Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.  QAI has strongly advocated for the calling of a disability Royal Commission for many years.  These calls have been supported by many people with disability in our community and […]

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 […]