The Disability Royal Commission is holding a series of public hearings around the country to gather evidence about violence, neglect, abuse and exploitation of people with disability.
Public hearings are formal proceedings in which witnesses give evidence, under oath or affirmation, about events and issues that are relevant to the Disability Royal Commission’s terms of reference.
All public hearings of the Royal Commission are recorded and streamed live on the Royal Commission website. Every public hearing will have live captioning and Auslan-English interpreters.
For more information about how public hearings work. visit:
- Information brochure (also available in Easy Read, for First Nations people, and languages other than English)
- Information video
- Practice Guidelines
Current Public Hearing
There is currently no public hearings being held but please see below list for previous public hearings.
May Public Hearings
- 7 May: (1 day) Public hearing 7.2: Barriers experienced by students with disability in accessing and obtaining a safe, quality and inclusive school education and consequent life course impacts – Oral Submissions
- 17 May: Public hearing 5, Sydney – Experiences of people with disability during the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic – Additional day
- Week of 24 May: Public hearing 12, Sydney – NDIS and service providers
For a list of upcoming public hearings in 2021 head to the DRC’s website – Our Schedule.
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