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Using the Human Rights Act to Protect the Rights of Students with Disabilities in QLD - ONLINE WORKSHOP

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Families for Inclusive Education - Online Learning Workshop for Parents

This is an online day-time workshop

CRU, with the support of the QLD Department of Education, presents this workshop for parents and family members of a student with a disability. 

This session will cover:

  • Human rights protections in Queensland, including the right to education
  • Avenues of complaint for human rights breaches and discrimination, including the costs and risks associated with these
  • Other available avenues for resolution of issues with a school
  • Options to achieve systemic change and improvement

Nikki Parker is a parent of a son with disability who attends a mainstream high school in Queensland.  She works as Education Advocate at QAI and assists families of students with disability navigate the Department of Education complaints system and use other methods to resolve issues.

Emma Phillips is the Principal Solicitor and Deputy Director of Queensland Advocacy Incorporated. She has a background working as a solicitor in industrial and discrimination law and a PhD in discrimination and human rights law from La Trobe University. Her work at QAI includes individual legal advocacy and law and policy reform.

Both Nikki and Emma will be co-facilitating this workshop with CRU.

The session will involve input on the topic and question time.

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Event details:

Time:     10:00am - 11:30am

Log in:   via Zoom (by registering, you will receive a link to access via Zoom)

About CRU:

For over 30 years, Community Resource Unit has been working across Queensland to help people with disability take control of their lives and take their place in their community.

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