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Disability Services Royal Commission

Assistance with a Submission to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation of people with Disability

The Disability Royal Commission wants to hear from all Australians about their experiences of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability.
submission is the main way people and organisations can provide information to the Royal Commission about their experiences of violence, neglect, abuse or exploitation of people with disability.  Anybody can make a submission.

The Royal Commission particularly wants to hear about:
  • Incidents of violence, neglect, abuse or exploitation of people with disability
  • Complaints processes and outcomes
  • Lack of access to support or services
  • Quality of disability support services
  • Examples of best practice and innovation
The Royal Commission cannot resolve individual cases.  It cannot award compensation or force a person or organisation to take actions.

If you want to raise concerns about the quality of care or services being delivered to people with disability, you may wish to contact the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission.

Rights in Action can assist people to write their submission who live in Atherton, Babinda, Cairns - North, Cairns - South, Kuranda, Malanda - Yungaburra, Tablelands and Yarrabah.

Advocate can:
  • Protect your rights
  • Help you say what you want to say
  • Provide advice in your best interest 
  • Act on your behalf to get the supports you need
OR you can email a submission to

OR phone the Royal Commission on 1800 517 199 (Monday to Friday 9.00 am - 5.00 pm)

Further information:

Please complete your personal details.  We will contact you to arrange time for us to meet.