Royal Commission into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability

The Royal Commission into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability provides a critically important opportunity to listen to and investigate the experiences of people with disability around Australia. This important process has the potential for great change as the Commission’s recommendations can act as a potent mechanism for change moving forward. The success of this will largely depend on people with disability and their families voicing the many injustices that have and continue to occur. Or you may know something that works well that the Royal Commission should recommend be used right across the country.  

Family Advocacy has been funded specifically to support people with disability and families with their engagement with the Royal Commission across NSW and can answer any questions you may have regarding the process.

If you would like to bring your voice to the work of the commission and require support and guidance with this then please contact our Advocacy Engagement Officer Troy Hester.

You can also drop in to our "Zoom office": 
Date: Every Thursday 12 -1pm 
Meeting ID: 858 1954 4557. form.


We have a number of resources to assist you in engaging with the Disability Royal Commission. If you have further questions or suggestions, don't hesitate to contact us.

What is a Royal Commission?

FAQ on sharing with the Disability Royal Commission

Update: The Disability Royal Commission is finishing soon - now is the time to share your story

Employment and the Disability Royal Commission

Template for submissions

You can share with the Commission in many different ways, written, phone, video recording, song, any way that works for you. One example of a template is below. If you would like more guidance or support get in contact or come to our practical workshop.

Template for preparing a submission (Formatted PDF)

Template for preparing a submission (Fillable word document)

Talking Disability Royal Commission Podcast

The Commission wants to hear the experiences of people with disability. Our Talking Disability Royal Commission podcast series talks not only about why it’s worth engaging but also how to do it. Episodes are only 10-15 minutes long to keep information short, concise and easy to understand. 

Useful links and recordings

Disability Royal Commission website 

Disability Royal Commission Covid-19 Statement of Concern

Family Advocacy Submissions to the Disability Royal Commission - visit our submissions page to download the submissions we made to the Disability Royal Commission

Disability Royal Commission - Progress report July - December 2021

Disability Royal Commission - Progress report January - July 2021

Disability Royal Commission - Progress Report July - December 2020

Meet Troy Hester

In this video, Troy talks about the Royal Commission and why it is a unique opportunity for us to work towards a just and inclusive society that recognises that people with disability should have the same opportunity for all the good things that other Australians enjoy.

Download transcript

Disability Royal Commission Webinars







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