WWDACT is working hard to ensure that the voices of women, girls, non-binary and feminine identifying people with disabilities in the ACT are heard by the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability. Our responses to previous issues papers can be found on the Publications page under the Violence Prevention heading.
We are currently preparing submissions on the issues papers on:
If you would like to contribute a story or perspective to WWDACT’s submissions on these topics, contact our DRC Project Officer on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to COVID-19 the Royal Commission has cancelled their public events, including community forums and hearings.
Submissions to the Royal Commission are still open. You can make a submission using the information on the Royal Commission website.
You can stay up-to-date with the Royal Commission by joining their mailing list.
Your Story Disability Legal Support is available to help you interact with the Disability Royal Commission.
This service is independent from the Royal Commission. It provides free, independent legal advice to:
Call them on 1800 771 800 (free call) Monday – Friday from 9:15am to 5:15pm (AEDT) or visit the Disability Royal Commission Legal Services 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.
For support over-the-phone, you can call the Blue Knot Foundation on 1800 421 468 or 02 6146 1468 to find:
Relationships Australia Canberra and Region is also available to support you. They have psychologists, social workers and counsellors. You can email them at email@example.com or call them on (02) 6122 7100 to get:
If you have been affected by domestic and family violence, you can contact the Domestic Violence Crisis Service on 02 6280 0900 for support. You can also text them on 0421 268 492 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.