Disability Royal Commission Advocacy Program
Advocacy support from Queensland Advocacy Incorporated for the Disability Royal Commission will be available from 18th November, 2019.
Our advocate will provide the following services:
- Help people who want to participate in the Royal Commission plan the best way to tell their story
- Help people communicate with the Royal Commission about required communication supports (e.g. interpreters, accessible interview techniques, recordings)
- Refer people to other agencies for ongoing counselling and/or psychological support as needed, and
- Deal with other related issues faced by people engaging with the Royal Commission e.g. accessing services, finding housing, addressing discrimination or making complaints.
How do I get help?
You can enquire about our advocacy support by calling our office on 07 3844 4200 or 1300 130 582 between 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
QAI has also put together a Disability Royal Commission and Education FAQs sheet.
If you are enquiring about making a submission to the Disability Royal Commission, please refer to the Royal Commission website here.
If you need assistance with the submission process, or cannot access information on the website, please call the Royal Commission Information line on 1800 517 199 between 9am to 5pm or email: DRCenquiries@royalcommission.gov.au
The Royal Commission has also translated the submission process into AusLan which can be found here.
Dates for hearings of the Royal Commission will be available once determined on the Royal Commission website here.
A free national telephone counselling and referral service for people who are affected by the Disability Royal Commission is available on 1800 421 468.
Please check the Department of Social Services website here for updates on the availability of services.