The Disability Royal Commission is holding a series of public hearings on particular issues in locations across Australia. At public hearings, witnesses are called to answer questions under oath in a formal setting. Some of the topics covered so far in public hearings are; the education system, discrimination in healthcare, experiences of people with disability during COVID-19, and restrictive practices.
You can find a full list of hearings held so far, with Auslan interpreted videos and full transcripts here.
At PWDA, we’ve also been live-tweeting public hearings. You may find our Twitter threads useful if you would like rights-based commentary on the hearings, or summarised versions of the hearings so far.
You can find links to our Twitter threads and more information about the issues discussed at public hearings in the links below: