Disability Royal Commission
On 5 April 2019, the Prime Minister, the Hon Scott Morrison MP and former Minister for Families and Social Services, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, announced the establishment of the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (Disability Royal Commission).
In Australia, royal commissions are the highest form of inquiry on matters of public importance.
The Disability Royal Commission wants to hear from the Australian community about experiences of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability.
People can tell the Disability Royal Commission about their experiences of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation by phone, in writing, or by making an audio or video recording.
The Disability Royal Commission will run for three years until 2022.
For information about the work of the Disability Royal Commission call 1800 517 199 or visit disability.royalcommission.gov.au.

Disability Royal Commission Website

Di and Carley from the First Nations Team of the Disability Royal Commission visited the office of Mackay Advocacy in September.

BACK – Melissa, Nina, Juanita & Carley

FRONT – Karen & Di

Counselling and advocacy support is available for people who have experienced or witnessed violence, abuse, neglect or exploitation, or would like support to engage with the Disability Royal Commission.
Support is:
– Free
– Independent
– Confidential
– Delivered by providers who understand the needs of people with disability.