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 one of our Advocacy Engagement Officers: Troy Hester or Talia Roshan.

#EndSegregation Campaign

More than 50 disability rights and advocacy organisations are participating in a campaign asking the Disability Royal Commission to support an end to the segregation of people with disability in Australian schools, workplaces and housing.  You can help by:  

  • Endorsing the position paper:
    1. Sharing on social media using the hashtag #EndSegregation (on Twitter you can also tag @DRC_AU to make sure the Royal Commission sees your tweet).  
  • Telling your experiences of segregation directly to the Disability Royal Commission by making a submission. More information on how to do that can be found here:


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.

What is a Royal Commission?

FAQ on sharing with the Disability Royal Commission

Useful links

Disability Royal Commission website 

Disability Royal Commission Covid-19 Statement of Concern

Submissions - visit our submissions page to download the submissions we made to the Disability Royal Commission

Disability Royal Commission - Progress Report July - December 2020

Disability Royal Commission - Interim report October 2020

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.

Download transcript

Meet Talia Roshan

In this video, Talia talks about the Disability Royal Commission, why it is important to share your story, and how she can help you bring your voice to the work of the Commission.

Disability Royal Commission Webinars







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