The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Exploitation and Neglect of People with Disability


WWDACT is working with local and National bodies to ensure that the voices of women, girls, non-binary and feminine identifying people with disability can be heard in the upcoming Royal Commission. We support the work of our national counterparts Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA) and their work through Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPOA).

You can read DPOA’s submission on the draft Terms of Reference here.

DPOA has also published a Roadmap for our Royal Commission here.

Sue Salthouse, our Board Chair, gave her initial reaction to the ABC following the announcement of the Terms of Reference and Commissioners. Listen to it here.


Call for Commissioners to step down from Royal Commission

WWDACT has joined a call by over a hundred prominent advocates and organisations for the Hon. John Ryan, AM, and Ms Barbara Bennett, PSM, to step down as Commissioners for our Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability, due to the real, perceived and potential conflicts of interest arising from their past roles.

Read the Joint Statement here.



WWDACT is hoping to hold workshops to help our members contribute to the Commission. Stay tuned.