16th Aug '19

Disability Royal Commission is now accepting submissions

The Disability Royal Commission wants to hear from all Australians about their experiences of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability.

LiveBetter welcomes the Royal Commission as a critically important step in:

  • highlighting the shortcomings in provision of support to people with disability in the past
  • driving change to prevent recurrence of these issues and to protect people with disability
  • informing policy for the future of disability support in Australia
  • identifying opportunities for providing exceptional quality support
  • giving voice to people with disability so their opinions may inform future support
  • empowering people with disability to be supported as they choose

The Royal Commission wishes to make it as easy as possible for people with disability to share their stories and provide evidence so they are now accepting submissions by:

- Phone: 1800 517 199 Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
- Email: DRCenquiries@royalcommission.gov.au
- Form: Disability Royal Commission Submissions page

From September 2019, the Australian Government will extend the National Disability Advocacy Program to provide support for people engaging with the Disability Royal Commission. Use the Disability Advocacy Finder to find your closest disability advocacy support provider. You can also phone the Royal Commission for assistance with the submission process.

The Royal Commission particularly wants to hear about:

  • Incidents of violence, neglect, abuse or exploitation of people with disability
  • Complaints processes and outcomes
  • Lack of access to support or services
  • Quality of disability support services
  • Examples of best practice and innovation

Please share your experiences to help shape the future of support for people with disability in Australia.