Royal Commission into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability
The Royal Commission into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability provides a critically important opportunity to listen to and investigate the experiences of people with disability around Australia. This important process has the potential for great change as the Commission’s recommendations can act as a potent mechanism for change moving forward. The success of this will largely depend on people with disability and their families voicing the many injustices that have and continue to occur. Or you may know something that works well that the Royal Commission should recommend be used right across the country.
Family Advocacy has been funded specifically to support people with disability and families with their engagement with the Royal Commission across NSW and can answer any questions you may have regarding the process.
If you would like to bring your voice to the work of the commission and require support and guidance with this then please contact our Advocacy Engagement Officer Troy Hester.
You can also drop in to our "Zoom office":
Date: Every Thursday 12 -1pm
Meeting ID: 858 1954 4557. form.
We have a number of resources to assist you in engaging with the Disability Royal Commission. If you have further questions or suggestions, don't hesitate to contact us.
Template for submissions
You can share with the Commission in many different ways, written, phone, video recording, song, any way that works for you. One example of a template is below. If you would like more guidance or support get in contact or come to our practical workshop.
Talking Disability Royal Commission Podcast
The Commission wants to hear the experiences of people with disability. Our Talking Disability Royal Commission podcast series talks not only about why it’s worth engaging but also how to do it. Episodes are only 10-15 minutes long to keep information short, concise and easy to understand.
Useful links and recordings
Family Advocacy Submissions to the Disability Royal Commission - visit our submissions page to download the submissions we made to the Disability Royal Commission
Meet Troy Hester
In this video, Troy talks about the Royal Commission and why it is a unique opportunity for us to work towards a just and inclusive society that recognises that people with disability should have the same opportunity for all the good things that other Australians enjoy.
Disability Royal Commission Webinars