independent advocacy townsville


Individual Advocacy

>  We provide advocacy support for children, young people and adults with disability
>  We support the advocacy efforts of other individuals (when they aline with our values)
>  Provide information to people with disability, their family, friends and the community

Our Advocates will also support and be with you through formal and judicial hearings for example:

  • legal/justice proceeding (including correctional facilities);
  • Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) hearings;
  • Mental Health Review and Court proceedings
  • Mental Health Court

IAT has now been appointed to provide special advocacy assistance within the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).  We have a specialist advocate known as the External Merits Review Support Person (EMRSP) who will provide advocacy and support people who wish to challenge NDIS decisions in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT).

Initially this service will be provided within specific LGAs within our Regional Service Area.  These are:

>  Townsville
>  Charters Towers Region
>  Flinders Shire 
>  Palm Island Shire