Royal Commission

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Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability

The Disability Royal Commission wants to hear from all Australians with disability about their experiences of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation.

You can now make a submission to the Disability Royal Commission.

What is a submission?

A submission is a document that you can write to talk about your experiences or ideas.

It’s a way for you to tell the Commission if something bad has happened to you in the past.

Anybody can make a submission.

What should I include in my submission?

You can include your story of violence, neglect, abuse or exploitation.

Violence is when someone hurts you physically.

Abuse is when someone treats you badly.

Neglect is if someone is not helping you the way they are supposed to help you.

Exploitation is if someone is taking advantage of you.

Click here for more information on Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation

What happens to your submission

Once the Royal Commission receives your submission, it will be recorded, reviewed and used to inform the Commission’s work.

Submissions made now will be treated as public documents and will form part of Commission records.  The Royal Commission may use information you have provided in its reports and other publications, but they will not publish any of your personal information.

If you wish to make a private submission, then you may want to wait until later.  We will let you know when the Royal Commission is taking private submissions.

Contact the Royal Commission

Website: disability.royalcommission.gov.au/

Phone: 1800 517 199 (9am to 5pm Monday to Friday)

Email: DRCenquiries@royalcommission.gov.au

More information

To find out more about the Royal Commission read the documents below:

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