Disability Royal Commission
The Disability Royal Commission is an independent government inquiry into the violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability in the Australian community. The Royal Commission is concerned with violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability in all settings and contexts, such as, at schools, workplaces, gaols, group homes, boarding houses, family homes, hospitals, day programs and any other government or private institution.
The Disability Royal Commission seeks to investigate how to:
- Prevent and better protect people with a disability from experiencing violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation
- Achieve best practice in reporting, investigating and responding to violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability
- Promote a more inclusive society that supports people with disability to be independent and live free from violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation
After its investigation, the Royal Commission will then publish a public report that summarises its finding and makes recommendations on how to improve laws, policies, structure and practices to ensure a more inclusive and just community. To find out more about the Royal Commission, press on this link: DISABILITY ROYAL COMMISSION
Members of the public can contribute to the investigation and give information about the violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability through various means. These include:
- Making a written submission to the Commission
- Giving oral evidence at a public or private hearing
- Expressing your story at community forums which the Commission will be hosting around the country
To find out more on how to give information to the Royal Commission, press on this link: DISABILITY ROYAL COMMISSION – SHARE YOUR STORY
The lawyers at Disability Law Queensland have assisted clients in making submissions to the Royal Commission and have represented clients who have appeared before the Royal Commission at a public hearing. If you would like to give information to the Royal Commission and you require assistance, the lawyers at Disability Law Queensland are able to assist you.
Disability Law Queensland works closely with and is a subsidiary of Mamre Association Inc.
Established in 1982, Mamre is a not-for-profit organisation and registered NDIS service provider. Mamre works in partnership with people with disability and their support networks to plan and build rich and meaningful lives, now and in the future.
Mamre provides a range of service including:
- Core Disability Support
- Supported Independent Living
- Allied Health Therapy including Speech Pathology and Occupational Therapy
- Tailored Support Coordination
- Plan Management
They also offer welcoming spaces and activities to foster community connection.
At Mamre, they understand that one-size-fits all approaches do not work. They work alongside individuals and their supporters to create good lives together. To find out more about Mamre, their services, and community initiatives, please visit this link: MAMRE
Shadforth Financial Group
Disability Law Queensland refers families to Shadforth Financial Group for financial advice. Shadforth’s advisers and team members are among the most experienced wealth professionals in the industry, with outstanding records in client service.
Shadforth Financial Group go beyond your investments to help you achieve the financial goals and lifestyle you want. Shadforth Financial Group are your sounding board when you have decisions to make, and they can do the number crunching to empower your decision-making.
You’ve worked hard to get your family and loved ones ahead. When it comes time to hand wealth across generations, Shadforth will navigate the complexity, implement strategies to protect the ones most important to you and maintain your legacy.
Shadforth Financial Group – plan today to live a more confident tomorrow. To find out more about their services, press on this link: Shadforth Financial Advisors.
We recommend to contact through this link to Charlie Fraser‘s team for a consultation.
National Disability Insurance Agency
National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is the government agency in charge of administering the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The NDIS provides around 500 000 Australians who have a permanent and significant disability with funding for essential supports and services. To receive funding, a person must be considered as eligible and must also have an NDIS plan which must be approved by the NDIA. To find out more about the NDIS, click on this link: NDIS
Queensland Law Society
The Queensland Law Society (QLS) assists legal practitioners in Queensland to continually improve their services, while monitoring their practices to ensure it is delivered in a competent, ethical and responsible manner. The QLS do this by setting and enforcing professional standards, issuing licenses for solicitors to practice, investigating complaints and administering discipline to solicitors. The QLS also assists the community by advising the government on improvements to laws affecting Queenslanders and working to improve the community’s access to justice and the law. To find out more about the QLS and what they do, press on this link: QUEENSLAND LAW SOCIETY
The lawyers at Disability Law Queensland are certified to practice by the QLS and are governed by the professional standards set by them. Our lawyers also regularly undergo professional development courses with the QLS to ensure their skills and knowledge are up to date with the law and modern practice.
AFDO – Australian Federation of Disability Organisations
The Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO) is a Disabled People’s Organisation (DPO). They are a cross-disability representative organisation, and the national voice representing people with disability in Australia.
AFDO members are national and state disability advocacy organisations run by and for people with disability and their families, representing Australians with disability.
To achieve AFDO mission and vision, AFDO provides policy advice and representation to government and organisations on matters that impact on the lives of people with disability. AFDO also works to inform and educate the general community about disability, and their work to develop a community where people with disability can participate in all aspects of social, economic, political and cultural life.
This includes genuine participation in mainstream community life, the development of respectful and valued relationships, social and economic participation, and the opportunity to contribute as valued citizens. To find out more about the AFDO and what they do, press on this link: AFDO
Taylor Law & Conveyancing
Taylor Law & Conveyancing can help you with all stages of QLD property transactions whether you are buying or selling a home, unit, vacant block, strata title, commercial real estate or rural property at a fixed fee price. When things go wrong in conveyancing they can go very very wrong, and that’s why you need a solicitor who can guide you through the process and keep you informed every step of the way in language you can understand.
At Taylor Law & Conveyancing ensure that your interests are protected at all times. They help you with all stages of QLD property transactions whether you are buying or selling a home, unit, vacant block, strata title, commercial real estate or rural property.
For more information of Taylor Law & Conveyancing services press on this link: Taylor Law & Conveyancing
Disability Law Queensland legal practitioners are members of FLPA. The Family Law Practitioners Association (FLPA) is Queensland’s leading industry body representing those who work in family law – solicitors, barristers, social workers, psychologists, members of the judiciary and associated fields.
Almost 1000 family law practitioners throughout Queensland, northern New South Wales and the Northern Territory are members of this dynamic network. Members range from large full service legal firms to small individual family law operators, to government funded providers to the industry and law students.
FLPA was established in 1978 with the goal to promote reform of family law and related legislation.
As a respected industry body, FLPA provides members with the credibility of being part of a professional association and the marketing opportunity to promote their professional qualifications to other members and potential clients.
Make family law matter. For more information press on this link: FLPA