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COVID-19 IMPORTANT MESSAGE - Roadmap for Easing Queensland's Restrictions
In response to the declaration of COVID-19 as a global pandemic, and the resulting escalation of public health measures to slow the spread and impact of this virus, we are changing the way we do business for the foreseeable future.
Our office is now open along with Face-to-Face services with strict social distance measures and hygiene controls in place.
Out of Town Travel - we will be guided by and adhere to each stage of the Roadmap.

Management will continue to monitor the situation and make changes as necessary to protect the health and welfare of our staff and all stakeholders.  If you have any questions, please contact our office.

Please stay safe and take notice of all health alerts and advice.

IATI Management Committee

 


“We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands and waters on which we serve.  We pay respect to the past, present and future Elders, and extend this respect to all descendants of the Traditional Custodians.”

Independent Advocacy in the Tropics Inc. ("IATI") including all registered Business Names, is a community organisation formed in 1989 then incorporated in 1991, to provide advocacy support for people with disability. 

 

The Need for Advocacy

People with disability are in particular need of advocacy because they often experience or are vulnerable to discrimination, neglect, exploitation and/or abuse.  They are  just as valuable as any other human being regardless of what they do or don't do.  They need the same things that all people need to live well in this world; their own place, sense of belonging, love and affection, safety. 

We are all connected within a community and in our world and people with disability must be fully included in this.  People with disability should not be separated, segregated or isolated.  They should be able to make their own decisions, make mistakes, have courage, be fearful, be likeable, be unpleasant just as any other person.  This is everyone's basic human right.


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