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People with disability

Community Legal Centres Queensland believes that people with a disability are entitled to the fulfilment of the same rights as every other individual. 

Community Legal Centres Queensland supports the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Community Legal Centres Queensland advocates

  • funding for respectful care for all persons;
  • accessible public housing;
  • the end of ‘forced co-tenancy’;
  • elimination of ‘restrictive practices’ currently regulated under the Disability Services Act 2006;
  • that service delivery in the Disability Services Act 2006 should reflect human rights principles;
  • the full funding and implementation of the NDIS and NIIS, including:
  • Early diagnosis and commitment to provision of adequate levels of appropriate support throughout life;
  • Persons with disability have control, to their maximum extent possible, over support services provided
  • inclusion of people with disabilities in all areas of public life;
  • the expansion of anti-discrimination legislation to enhance human rights of people with disabilities;
  • supported decision-making for people with impaired capacity;
  • adequate treatment and/or support for people in prison with a disability.

Listed below are a range of research papers, submissions, news articles and items of interest that provide additional information on this subject area.


Related webinars

Supported decision-making in wills and powers of attorney

Friday, June 30, 2017
Mamre Association, a Brisbane-based NGO supporting families which have children with a disability, engaged Disability Law Queensland to develop a supported decision-making tool to assist peopl > more

Getting on the NDIS grid

Friday, June 1, 2018
Queenslanders with Disability Network (QDN) is working with people who may experience additional challenges engaging with the National Disability Insurance > more

Enduring Powers of Attorney

Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Laura Muccitelli is the managing lawyer at New Way Lawyers Brisbane city office. > more

7. Assisting clients with disabilities in domestic violence matters

Sunday, July 7, 2019
Clients with disabilities who experience domestic violence are especially vulnerable, and need specialised assistance. In this webinar, Leona Berrie, Project Manager from WWILD covers intersections between disability and gendered violence/domestic violence, common communication issues, and strategies to mitigate communication issues and improve accessibility (it’s not just about ramps and lifts!).  > more