Next Hearing Announced for February 2020

Posted: December 20, 2019

Disability Royal Commission Update

To be held in Western Sydney in February 2020, the Disability Royal Commission has published an issues paper on ‘Healthcare for People with Cognitive Disability’. The Royal Commission has stated that they consider cognitive disability to include ‘intellectual disability, autism, acquired brain injury and dementia’.

The issues paper considers the barriers faced by people with cognitive disability when accessing healthcare services and the NDIS. Click here to learn more about the issues paper.

As the issues raised are at the very heart of Interaction’s mission and values, we will continue to publish regular updates on the findings and outcomes of the next hearing.

If you are in need of legal services in relation to the Disability Royal Commission, a new website has been launched. This service is available to both staff and participants, and can be reached at 1800 771 800 during business hours.

Interaction welcomes feedback and concerns from our participants, families, carers and staff. Our complaint form can be accessed here, with an easy-read policy to assist if needed. As always, you can contact us anytime on 1300 668 123, or

If you need help providing feedback, you can ask any of our staff to help, or contact the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission to get advice on 1800 035 544 (TTY 133 677) or visit their website on

The Australian Government is providing free advocacy support services for people with disability. Advocates can provide advice, act on your behalf to access supports and help protect your rights. You can learn more by visiting their website here, or email

The Council for Intellectual Disability has published easy-read information about the Royal Commission. Click here to access the easy-read articles.