Member Update: Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Exploitation and Neglect

Royal Commission Submissions Open

The Royal Commission is now inviting people with disability, their family members and supporters and other interested members of the public and institutions to make submissions. A submission form has been created to assist, and submissions are also being accepted via phone or email.

Here are the links to the submission forms:

The Commission is seeking information from people about the following:

  • If you have experienced incidents of violence, abuse, neglect and/or abuse
  • Your experiences of making a complaint process and any outcomes
  • Your access to places and services
  • The quality (how good they are) and the safety (how safe you feel) of disability specific services
  • Best practice and innovation – examples of when services get things right

Any submissions made to the Commission at this point will be treated as public documents. If you want to make a confidential submission you will be able to do this soon. QDN will be making a submission too and we are keen for members to contribute their experiences to our submission. You can do this confidentially, if we use your story we won’t identify who you are. We will let members know when we are ready to hear your story.

Royal Commission Support

An information line has been launched for the Royal Commission to support people with disability, families, carers and others to have their say in the Royal Commission. The number is 1800 517 199 (9am to 5pm AEDT, Monday to Friday). An email address for enquiries is also available at DRCenquiries@royalcommission.gov.au.

QDN will continue to keep members informed about the Royal Commission.