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What happens to my story after a private session?

Are you thinking about requesting a private session with the Disability Royal Commission?
This factsheet is about what happens to your story after you share it in a private session.

Sharing your story in private

You can request a private session with a Commissioner to share your story. This is the most private way to share your story.

Only the people who work at the Disability Royal Commission, and anyone you ask to come, will know you shared your story.

Some of what you share with the Disability Royal Commission may help it to make recommendations for change and might be included in its reports.

If parts of your story are used to help make recommendations, or in reports, the Disability Royal Commission will not include your personal details. Your details will remain private.

Keep your story private

If you share your story at a private session, the Disability Royal Commission will keep your story private and has powers to protect you. In a private session, you can use the name of an organisation or a person. It is a crime for someone to injure you, cause you disadvantage, or for your employer to take legal action against you because you told your story at a private session. If you repeat your story outside the private session on social media, or in public, you won’t have the same protection and privacy.

The Disability Royal Commission might ask you if you want to share your story at a public hearing after you participate in a private session. You can decide if you want to share your story at a public hearing or if you want to keep it private.

I have more questions

Call us on 1800 77 1800 for legal advice.

Your Story Disability Legal Support is free, independent and separate from the Disability Royal Commission. We will not pass your information to the Disability Royal Commission unless you agree. We won’t tell anybody what you tell us, unless you want us to.

Disclaimer: This information is intended as a general guide. It should not be relied on as legal advice and we recommend that you talk to a lawyer about your
particular situation.