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, visit their website at: https://disability.royalcommission.gov.au/about-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, visit their website at: https://disability.royalcommission.gov.au/share-your-story
The lawyers at DLQ 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 DLQ are able to assist you.
- 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)
DLQ 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:
Mamre is also a registered NDIS provider. To find out more about their services, visit their website at: https://mamre.org.au/
DLQ and Mamre can often refer clients and families to each other where the need arises.
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, visit their website at: https://www.ndis.gov.au/
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.
DLQ 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, visit their website at: https://beaconfp.com.au/
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, visit their website at: https://www.qls.com.au/Home
The lawyers at DLQ 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.