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 for people with disability

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Come write for us!

Are you a person with disability, and/or part of the Deaf community? Do you have something to say about 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!

The Disability Royal Commission investigates violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability – all kinds of disability, everywhere. At home, work or school, in jail or hospital, and anywhere else in our communities.

At PWDA, we believe the voices of people with disability should be the loudest in this conversation. Nothing about us without us! 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.

What Are We Looking For?

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, it needs a transcript. If your blog has visual elements, it needs a written description. We are happy to work with you on these if it would otherwise pose a barrier to entry.

We’d love to hear from the kinds of people who often aren’t listened to, and/or about topics that haven’t been well-covered so far. That list is unfortunately very long, but here’s just one example: Do you have experience with supported decision-making? There’s a hearing into guardianship coming up in 2022 and it would be great to spotlight alternatives.

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

Will You Be Paid?

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

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

Marketing and Communications Manager

Mobile: 0431 998 273