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ADA Australia

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Aged and Disability Advocacy Australia (ADA Australia) is a not-for-profit, independent, community based advocacy, legal and education service.

Advocacy services

  • Aged and community care advocacy for people who have issues related to Commonwealth funded aged care services in Queensland
  • Human rights advocacy for people whose capacity is questioned in guardianship and administration matters
  • Elder abuse advocacy for older people living in residential care who are experiencing or at risk of elder abuse
  • Disability advocacy for people with disability who are experiencing issues with support services, discrimination and unfair treatment
  • Systemic advocacy by informing providers of aged care, disability and guardianship services about systemic issues impacting on consumers.

Royal Commission - support

  • Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety (Aged Care Royal Commission) - information
  • Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (Disability Royal Commission) – how ADA Australia can help

Legal Services (ADA Law)

  • Human rights: individual legal help and advocacy for adults who have guardianship and administration matters before the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal or under an Enduring Power of Attorney or Advance Health Directives.
  • Elder abuse: information and individual advocacy support for older people living in residential care who are experiencing or at risk of elder abuse.
  • Mental health review tribunal: assistance with MHRT hearings about:
  • Electro convulsive therapy (ECT) applications
  • Forensic order reviews when the Attorney General’s representative will be attending the hearing
  • Review of treatment authorities for people under 18 years of age.

Last updated 29 March 2022