Royal Commission into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability
On Friday 5 April 2019 the Government announced that a Royal Commission would be undertaken into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with a disability in Australia. This Royal Commission will be the largest in Australia’s history and aims to stop people with disability experiencing violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation.
The Royal Commission will take place over the next 3 years and will cost an expected $527.9 million.
The Board of McCallum Disability Services fully endorses and welcomes the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of people with Disability. McCallum will work with our customers, families, carers, staff and the broader community to support them and the Royal Commission to address how to prevent, and better protect, people with disability from experiencing violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation.
further royal commission information
Go to the official Royal Commission website or call 1800 517 199.
ADVISORY SUPPORT SERVICES
The Disability Royal Commission recently announced that there will be Government funded services available to support people with disability and their carers to engage with the Royal Commission.
- Free Legal Advisory Services
National Legal Aid (1800 771 800)
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services (NATSILS).
- Emotional Support Service
Beyond Blue (1300 224 636)
Lifeline Crisis Support (13 11 14)
National Counselling & Referral Service (1800 421 486)
National Relay Service (133 677)
- Legal Financial Assistance Scheme
The scheme helps individuals with meeting the costs of legal representation and disbursements associated with formal engagement with the Royal Commission. Click here for more information.
- Advisory Services
These services are available under the National Disability Advocacy Program (NDAP). NDAP advocates will be able to provide support and advice to individuals for the Royal Commission. Click here for more information.