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

The Purpose of the Royal Commission

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability gives people with disability and their allies a chance to tell their personal stories and raise important questions about the ways people with disability are treated in our community.

The Royal Commission intends to deal with many emotional, legal, moral and organisational questions that have huge effects on people with disability.

Disability Voices Tasmania and the Royal Commission

Disability Voices Tasmania wants to make sure the Royal Commission hears the voices of Tasmanians with disability and that  people feel safe and supported to tell their stories.

We continue to encourage community organisations in Tasmania that support the rights of people with disability to work together in ensuring the Royal Commission leads to real and long-lasting changes for people with disability.

We conducted a roundtable discussion in May 2019 with the aim of:

  • sharing information on the Royal Commission and how it operates;
  • clarifying the scope of work of the Royal Commission;
  • discussing how people with disability and their allies can be supported to tell the Royal Commission about what has happened to them; and
  • identifying whether we need a network of rights-based organisations focusing on the work of the Royal Commission.

Find out more about the Royal Commission

The website for the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability can be found at disability.royalcommission.gov.au

The website provides information about the progression of the Royal Commission including how the public can engage with the Royal Commission, when and how submissions can be made, and when and where hearings will be held. You can also subscribe for updates about the Royal Commission via email.

There’s also a temporary hotline number 1800 880 052 Monday to Friday from 9am to 7pm AEST.

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