What is the DRC?
A Royal Commission is a way the Australian Government can look into a big problem.
In 2019, the Australian Government started the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability which will go until 2023. We call this the Disability Royal Commission or (DRC).
We need the Disability Royal Commission because we know that people with disability face high rates of violence, abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
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October Hearing – Women and Girls
In the lead up to the hearing on Health and Safety of Women and Girls with Disability which will be held in Hobart in October 2021, it is now more vital than ever that we encourage women and girls to make submissions to the DRC.
Why it’s important to get involved?
Telling your story helps the Australian Government get a better understanding of our experiences and how often it affects our community. With this understanding, the government can make changes to improve our rights and reduce violence, abuse, neglect, and exploitation of people with disabilities.
Want more information?
Read more information about the October Public Hearing on Health and Safety of Women and Girls with Disability on the here (available in Plain English and Easy Read)