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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Paid writing opportunity: People with disability must be heard during Our Royal Commission

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Come write for us!

The Disability Royal Commission is tasked with investigating violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability in all settings including health, education, the home, the workplace, the justice system and anywhere else in our communities.

At PWDA, we believe the voices of people with disability should be prioritised during these proceedings (nothing about us without us!), and so, we are publishing a series of blogs on topics relevant to the Disability Royal Commission, written by people with disability and members of the Deaf community on this website.

If you are a person with disability, and/or part of the Deaf community, who wants to share your thoughts, feelings, opinions or experiences regarding any of the issues raised by the Disability Royal Commission, or any topic you believe it should be investigating, we want to hear from you!

What Are We Looking For In A Blog Entry?

Blogs can be written (500-700 words) or delivered in audio or video format (3-4 minutes) and you can be as creative as you like in your presentation.

If your blog is in audio format, you will need to provide a transcript.

If your blog has visual elements, you will need to provide a written description.

How To Pitch Your Blog:

Your pitch should be 50-150 words long and should contain:

  • a bit about you
  • a summary of what you will say in your blog
  • how your blog will be presented (written, audio, video, images)
  • links to, or samples of, previous written or creative work

You can send your pitch to naomic@pwd.org.au.

Will You Be Paid?

If your blog is published, you will be paid $200+GST (if applicable) for your blog.

For more information on the kinds of issues the Disability Royal Commission is investigating, you can look at our page on the issues discussed at public hearings here, or you can look at the Disability Royal Commission issues papers here.

We encourage people from First Nations, CALD and LGBTQIA backgrounds, and people with intellectual disability, to apply. 

For media enquiries contact:

People with Disability Australia

Director of Media and Communication

Mobile: 0431 998 273