FREE webinar series and FREE online course to support legal, health, disability, care professionals and tertiary students. Working with patients and clients who are ageing or who have co-morbid disabilities or illnesses can raise issues around capacity for decision-making, how to support them and when to refer to QCAT. In 2020 changes to human rights … Continue reading Capacity for decision-making and guardianship: Strengthening your practice
The ‘Human rights in practice: Decisions, capacity and options’ project is a community education training package. The aim of the project is to improve the capacity of target audiences to consider and promote the human rights of adults, especially older persons, in the context of Queensland’s guardianship and administration reforms and its human rights laws. … Continue reading Queensland Guardianship and Administrative Reforms – Education to increase human rights practices
Today, 21 March, is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. This is a day on which many workplaces and communities will be acknowledging efforts to improve harmony and unity, but it is also an important opportunity to remember that freedom from racial discrimination and hatred is a human right protected by international, … Continue reading Celebrating International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
A common complaint about police misconduct is that they have mistreated or used excessive force against a person during an arrest or while a person was detained. Police misconduct broadly means conduct of a police officer that: is disgraceful, improper or unbecoming of a police officer shows unfitness to be or continue as a police … Continue reading Complaints Against A Police Officer
It is very important for you to know if you are an employee or an independent contractor when it comes to realising your rights or fulfilling your obligations at your workplace. For example, if you are an independent contractor you may have to arrange your own insurance including workers’ compensation, public liability and professional indemnity … Continue reading Employee or Independent Contractor?
Major updates of our ‘Laws Relating to Individual Decision Making’ chapter in the Queensland Law Handbook focus on the need to protect the human rights of a person with impaired decision-making capacity. All adults in Queensland are presumed to have capacity for decision making, and this presumption should not be affected by any personal characteristic … Continue reading Basic Human Rights are Applied to Uphold Freedom of Choice and Decision Making
On 1 December 2022, the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission’s Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS) will be extended from residential aged care to include home care and flexible care delivered in a home or community setting. This means that all providers of home care packages, short-term restorative care at home, Commonwealth Home Support Program, … Continue reading Protection of Older Australians from Abuse and Neglect Extended to Home Care and Flexible Care
Generally, people hold some knowledge about the meaning and application of copyright and what copyright protects. Moral rights, on the other hand, are much less talked about and you might be hard pressed to find a good explanation or definition of those rights. Typically, moral rights are personal rights that belong to the creator or … Continue reading What Are Moral Rights?
A child, being a person under 18 years of age, has an inherent right to be protected from harm. A child’s family is foremost responsible for the child’s upbringing, protection and development. If a child does not have a parent who is able and willing to offer that protection, the state will take on the … Continue reading Child Protection and the Role of Child Safety
On the international stage, Australia is a signatory to a number of international agreements that include provisions that everyone is entitled to be informed promptly and comprehensively about the nature and cause of the charge against the person in a language that they understand (Article 14 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights). … Continue reading A Fair Hearing – the Right to an Interpreter during Court Proceedings