Join the fight to end violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability by engaging with the Disability Royal Commission.

Quick Escape

Have your say in 2022

a paper calendar on a table, open to January, with some paperclips and leaves.The Disability Royal Commission has announced some deadlines for this year. If you want a private session, you need to register before 30 June 2022, and to make sure any submission is used for the final report, the Royal Commission needs to have it by 31 December 2022.

Need support to make it happen? We can help. Our free advocacy service is open to all people with disability – and supporters can call in for advice too.

Public hearings - what's next?

A person with long red hair wearing fingerless gloves types on a laptop

From 16 to 20 May, the Disability Royal Commission will hold another hearing on preventing and responding to violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation in disability services.

You can find information about past hearings on disability services in several of our public hearing issues pages, such as housing. Check out our plain English jargon buster for any terms you’re not sure about.

Latest News

See all Articles
Our Voice
Illustration of a woman looking at an org chart.

Working below the poverty line: Jacy’s Australian Disability Enterprise Story

How did I wind up at an Australian Disability Enterprise (ADE)?

Read More
Our Voice
Torso level photo of three Black and disabled folx (a non-binary person holding a cane, a non-binary person in a power wheelchair, and a femme on a folding chair) raising their fists on the sidewalk in front of a white wall.

My queer, disabled body and the struggle for safety in healthcare

Being queer, trans, disabled and mad is an experience of joy, beauty, community and safety. Despite this, I am yet to meet another person with the same shared identities that hasn’t also experienced abuse, violence, neglect or exploitation.

Read More

 


 

Talking about violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation can be difficult. Here are some useful numbers and links to websites for support.