Public Statement: Disability Royal Commission

15 June 2020

Uniting WA supporting the work of the Disability Royal Commission.

While public hearings and community forums for the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability have been postponed due to COVID-19 (coronavirus), Uniting WA continues to support the work of the Commission by sharing information that will contribute to a national conversation about the future of disability services.

Uniting WA is one of many organisations that are responding to a Notice to Produce and a Notice to Give Information, which will see us share information with the Disability Royal Commission (DRC) including processes, policies, plans and reports.

As an organisation that provides person-centred services, Uniting commends the forward-facing focus of the DRC, which will advocate for improvements that will ensure ongoing high-quality support for people with disability in the future.

We are fully committed to working through the DRC process with complete transparency, in order to realise the fundamental rights of people with disability.

People can contribute to the DRC in several ways including making a submission, requesting a private session and responding to Issues Papers. Submissions to the DRC can be made using an online form or via email, telephone or post.

The Australian Government is funding legal advisory, counselling and advocacy services for people who need support to be involved in the DRC.

More information including links to submission forms in Auslan and Easy Read formats can be found on our Commitments page, or by visiting the DRC website.

Uniting Church Values Statement – Disability Royal Commission

Jessica Brodie-Hall – Senior Communications Advisor