STAR Victoria is proud to have been supporting members in submitting their stories to the Disability Royal Commission since it opened in April 2019. The Disability Royal Commission, or the DRC, is an investigation into the lives of people living with disability.
Currently, the DRC is gathering information from many groups of people living with disability, including parents of children with disability, parents living with disability, young people, Indigenous people as well as people living with different kinds of disability. This is so the DRC can best understand what issues Australians living with disability are facing.
The DRC will continue accepting submissions until the 31st of December, 2022, before they publish their findings and recommendations. These recommendations will be aimed at many groups of people – from the government, to disability bodies, to schools – and aim to better the lives of people living with disability.
The DRC is particularly interested in hearing from young people and parents. STAR has been supporting many parents to tell their stories. This includes help with written submissions, online submissions and video submissions.
We hope that by submitting these stories we can continue to make a difference, and we encourage people to submit their stories if they haven’t already.