Queensland Advocacy for Inclusion (QAI)

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QAI is a free independent advocacy organisation advocating for the protection and advancement of the needs, rights and lives of people with disability in Queensland.

Mental Health Advocacy Practice

Provides advice and representation to people who have matters before the Mental Health Review Tribunal. A matter before the Mental Health Tribunal includes:

  • Review of an involuntary treatment order
  • Review of a forensic order
  • An application for electroconvulsive therapy
  • An application to have an involuntary patient move out of Queensland.

Human Rights Advocacy Practice

  • Support for people who want to make a submission to the Disability Royal Commission
  • Human Rights Law - assistance in relation to disability discrimination, guardianship, and human rights
  • Non-legal advocacy for people with disability who are involved in the criminal justice system
  • Legal help for Queenslanders with disability for natural disasters.

NDIS Advocacy Practice

  • NDIS appeals support
  • NDIS decision support

Disability Advocacy Practice

  • Young people - individual advocacy for children and young people with disability to support them to uphold their rights, interests and increase control over their lives
  • Education advocacy - supports the resolution of complex and escalated complaints relating to the access, participation and/or achievement of students with disability in Queensland state schools (and home schooling). 

Indigenous Advocacy

The Indigenous Advocate provides:

  • ongoing support, advocacy and assistance to clients using QAI’s services
  • outreach services
  • facilitated referrals both internal and external, and liaison with local community or specialised services
  • information and resources. 

View the list of matters that QAI cannot assist with.