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

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About the Disability Royal Commission

People with disability, and our representative organisations, have fought long and hard for a Disability Royal Commission. We have fought for a chance to be heard, and to shine a light onto the systems which have failed to uphold our right to live free of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation.

A Royal Commission is an investigation, independent of government, into a matter of great importance. It has the power to hold public hearings, call witnesses under oath, and compel evidence. A Royal Commission makes recommendations to the government about what should be changed in their final report.

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Exploitation and Neglect of People with Disability started in April 2019 and will run until 29 April 2022.

This is OUR Royal Commission, and right now we have a window of opportunity to tell our stories in a way that will make a difference.

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About People with Disability Australia

This website is run by People with Disability Australia (PWDA), a national disability rights, advocacy and representative organisation, led by people with disability. Our members, our Board of Directors, and many of our staff members are people with disability.

We have a vision of a socially just, accessible and inclusive community, in which the human rights, belonging, contribution, potential and diversity of all people with disability are recognised, respected and celebrated with pride.

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