Many people with disability have been hurt, treated badly, refused help or taken advantage of. This is wrong and the Disability Royal Commission (DRC) is investigating this.
Submissions to the Disability Royal Commission closed on December 31, 2022.
Thank you to those people who contacted Villamanta for information or support with finding their way with telling their stories to the Disability Royal Commission (DRC). Many of you shared your stories and experiences of violence, neglect, abuse, or exploitation. Some of you chose not to tell your stories and we appreciate how difficult it can be to talk about these harms.
The sharing of your personal stories will assist the DRC in delivering a final report and recommendations that may lead to important changes that will improve your situation, and also the situation of other people with disabilities who have experienced harm.
The Disability Royal Commission Final Report is due on September 29, 2023.
If you need support or someone to talk to about the stories you have shared to the Disability Royal Commission, you can contact the Blue Knot Foundation who can provide you with counselling.
Their phone number is 1800 421 468 or you can email email@example.com.
They also have support services available.
Your Story Disability Legal Support can provide any free and independent legal advice. Their phone number is 1800 771 800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Royal Commission is still holding Public Hearings. These hearings are live streamed through their website The website address is www.disability.royalcommission.gov.au/hearings
If you have any questions or need legal help, please call Villamanta on 1800 014 111.