UnitingCare West (UCW) is committed to providing safe, respectful and empowering services for Western Australians with disability.
We fully support the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (Disability Royal Commission), which is accepting submissions and has now commenced, with the first public hearings and community forums taking place in Queensland, South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania.
The long-awaited inquiry provides an opportunity to confront injustices and put in place measures to prevent, and better protect, people with disability from experiencing violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation in future.
Should a request to contribute to the Disability Royal Commission through the provision of information and documentation be forthcoming, UCW is fully committed to working with the Royal Commission openly and transparently, in order to realise the fundamental human rights of people with disability.
Submissions to the Disability Royal Commission
Submissions to the Royal Commission can be made in a number of ways:
- An online form that is also available in Auslan and Easy Read formats;
- Via telephone on 1800 517 199 or +61 7 3734 1900
(9:00am to 6:00pm AEDT Monday to Friday, excluding national public holidays) and;
- Via post to GPO Box 1422, Brisbane Qld 4001.
If you need assistance to make a submission, please click here for details about the legal, counselling and advocacy support services that are being funded by the Australian Government.
The Department of Social Services has announced the organisations that have been successful in securing funding to provide these services. Please click here for details.
Hearings of the Disability Royal Commission
You can find information about upcoming Hearings on the Disability Royal Commission website.