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 Troy Hester, Advocacy Project Officer - Royal Commission, in our office.
Disability Royal Commission COVID-19 update
Whilst the Disability Royal Commission has suspended all public hearings and face to face meetings indefinitely to protect the spread of COVID-19 to people with disability, their work still continues; including publishing the Issues Papers, preparing for future hearings and receiving submissions.
The Commission is also deeply concerned about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on people with disability and has issued a Statement of Concern.
We are developing 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.
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.
Watch our Disability Royal Commission Update webinar: