Royal Commission Publishes Issues Paper

April 30, 2020

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Disability Royal Commission Update

During the current pause on hearings as we adjust to social distancing requirements due to COVID-19, the Disability Royal Commission has released an issues paper ‘focusing on attitudes towards people with disability, and understanding of their rights’.

You can access the issues paper by clicking here.

The issues paper considers the rights of people with disability, and how these rights are recognised.

The Disability Royal Commission is seeking responses to the issues paper. If you would like to make a submission, you can find out the best way to get in contact by clicking here.

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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