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 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).
In April, WWDACT 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.
Submissions to the Royal Commission have now opened. You can make a submission using the information on the Royal Commission website.
The Commission will also be holding Community Forums to engage with the wider community on issues of importance. Stay tuned for the dates and locations.
You can stay up-to-date with the Royal Commission by joining their mailing list.