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All media releases and issues papers from the Disability Royal Commission come with Auslan video versions. We will indicate where easy read versions are also available on their website.


The Disability Royal Commission has announced a public hearing to examine the experiences of people with disability during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Subject to any significant changes in circumstances, the hearing will take place in Sydney during the week commencing 17 August, 2020. 


The Disability Royal Commission are seeking views from on the experiences of First Nations people with disability about what they think governments, institutions and communities can do to prevent violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of First Nations peoples with disability (easy read version available).


Public hearings remain suspended for the time being, due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus, but you can still make a submission to the Royal Commission by phone, in writing or using an audio or video recording.


The Disability Royal Commission have published a Statement of Concern about the response to the COVID-19 pandemic for people with disability (easy read version available).


The Disability Royal Commission is now seeking information about the experiences of people with disability during recent emergencies in Australia. They’ve released an Emergency Planning and Response Issues Paper and are asking for responses (easy read version available).