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 into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability. We support the work of our national counterparts Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA) and their work through Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPOA).
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.
National Legal Aid (NLA) will provide a free legal advisory service for people engaging with the Royal Commission. You can contact them on 1800 771 800 between 8.30am-5pm AEST to register your details.
Legal financial assistance will be available from the Attorney General’s Department. You can view the details on their website.
Commonwealth-funded advocacy support services are available under the National Disability Advocacy Program (NDAP). NDAP advocates will be able to:
The organisations you can contact in the ACT are:
Free counselling is available for people with disability, their families and carers, and anyone affected by the Disability Royal Commission.
You can call the National Counselling and Referral Service on 1800 421 468 or 02 6146 1468 to find:
If you have been affected by domestic and family violence, you can contact the Domestic Violence Crisis Service on 02 6280 0900 for support.