Zero Tolerance Abuse Policy

At Disability Law Queensland we believe all people have the right to live life and be treated with dignity, respect and be free from any form of abuse or neglect at all times, and in all circumstances.  Disability Law Queensland commits to ensuring people, who are receiving legal services from our organisation, are supported within […]

Newsletter August 2020

You don’t have to cast your mind back far to think of horrific cases in the media about abuse of people with disabilities. An obvious recent case is that of Ann Marie Smith. As I write these words from a position of comfort my mind goes to what Ms Smith’s life may have been like, […]

People with disabilities in prison at higher risk of COVID-19

What is a disability? Firstly, it is important to understand what a ‘disability’ is. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with a Disability recognises that a disability may result from the interaction between long-term impairments which, in interacting with barriers in everyday lives, prevent that person from participating in the community on […]

No Estate Plan is an Estate Plan

Benjamin Franklin said that nothing in this world is certain but death and taxes. Considering the certainty of death, it is no surprise that many people have a desire to leave a lasting legacy on this world, and for many, this legacy takes the form of their surviving loved ones.  It is surprising though, to […]