ADA Australia

APRIL 2019 – APRIL 2022

Disability Royal Commission

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (Disability Royal Commission) was established on the 4 April 2019 and will run for three years until 2022.

Royal Commission Information

Assistance with Submissions and Appearances for the Disability Royal Commission

ADA Australia offers free advocacy support for residents of the Rockhampton and Gold Coast regions  to access and be heard in the Disability Royal Commission.

If you do not live in Rockhampton or the Gold Coast, use the NDAP finder webpage to find other advocacy services also providing this Royal Commission support in other areas around Australia. https://disabilityadvocacyfinder.dss.gov.au/disability/ndap/

An ADA Australia advocate can assist people in Rockhampton and the Gold Coast to:

  • participate in the Royal Commission and plan the best way to tell their story
  • communicate with the Royal Commission about required communication supports (e.g. interpreters, accessible interview techniques, recordings)
  • refer people to other agencies for ongoing counselling and/or psychological support as needed, and
  • deal with other related issues faced by people engaging with the Royal Commission e.g. accessing services, finding housing, stopping discrimination or making complaints.