Royal Commission Announces COVID-19 Update

June 19, 2020

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The Disability Royal Commission has been on hold due to COVID-19 restrictions over the past few months. As the country begins to re-open, a public hearing on the impact of COVID-19 has had on people with disability will be held in Sydney, commencing on  17 August.

It is expected that people with disability, advocacy groups, relevant sector and government representatives will provide evidence.

The hearing is announced as a follow up the recent release of the issues paper on Emergency Planning and Response.

The hearing will be live streamed on the Royal Commission website and will feature live captioning and Auslan-English interpreters.

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.

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