Possability welcomes the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (Disability Royal Commission).
We believe the voices and experiences of people with disability and their loved ones must be heard, as they will help guide Australia towards a more equitable and rights-focused future. These sentiments are consistent with our own vision of a world where everyone has the opportunity to pursue their own potential.
Final year of the Disability Royal Commission
The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (Disability Royal Commission) is continuing this year, with the Final Report to be delivered by the Governor-General by 29 September 2023.
This year there are estimated to be 14 public hearings on a range of topics, the first one already held was about people with disability and their experiences of employment services.
As at 24 January 2022, the Disability Royal Commission had received 3,552 submissions, 11,757 phone enquiries and held 811 private sessions. The information shared through these means is essential to work of the Disability Royal Commission and informing the Final Report’s recommendations.
There are two ways you can share your story, by:
- Registering for a private session before 30 June 2022 – which involves meeting with a Royal Commissioner in a confidential setting.
- Sending in a submission to be received by 31 December 2022 – which can be by any means you like, including by email, video or artwork.
Learn more about sharing your experiences.
Our earlier updates:
Possability has welcomed and supported the Disability Royal Commission since it was announced.
We have communicated with all staff, clients and families about the Disability Royal Commission and circulated information on how they can seek support.
Other helpful links and information:
If you’d like to learn more about the Disability Royal Commission, you can find regular updates, information and contact details on the official website. Disability Royal Commission reports can be found here.
The Australian Government has provided counselling, legal and advocacy services for those feeling affected by the Disability Royal Commission, also available as an Easy Read fact sheet by the Department of Social Sciences. You can also find information and support on making a submission.
Some may be concerned about the legal aspects of making a submission, a Disability Royal Commission Legal Service has been established to offer advice and support.
Contact us about the Disability Royal Commission:
- By phone: 1300 067 067
- By email: email@example.com
- By post: Possability, Disability Royal Commission Support, Ground Floor, 175 Collins Street, Hobart, TAS, 7000.