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 and is a subsidiary of Mamre Association Inc.- a non-profit organisation whose purpose is to support families who have a son or daughter with a disability. Mamre provides services such as:
- Allied health services
- Disability support coordination, including assistance with NDIS planning and budgeting
- Core support, such as assisting people with daily living, personal activities, household tasks, life skills development and social and recreational activities
- Assistance with living options, such as Independent Living Options (ILO) and Supported Independent Living Services (SILS)
Mamre is also a registered NDIS provider. To find out more about their services, press on this link: MAMRE
Disability Law Queensland and Mamre can often refer clients and families to each other where the need arises.
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 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
Beacon Financial Planning
Beacon Financial Planning are a financial planning firm that specialise in aged care, retirement living and estate planning financial advice. They provide tailored financial planning solutions throughout Brisbane and South East Queensland.
Beacon offer to come to you over South East Queensland, video and telephone appointments with fast advice and experience with fixed fees. Beacon Financial Planning is a family run business that understand costs play an important role in decision making. They make their fee’s transparent and affordable.
Disability Law Queensland often refers clients to Beacon if we see they are in need of tailored and complex financial planning. To find out more about Beacon Financial Planning, press on this link: BEACON FINANCIAL PLANNING
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