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Our Christmas closure information

We will be closed from 2pm Tuesday 24 December to Wednesday 1 January, reopening on Thursday 2 January 2020.
Published 17 December 2019

Disability Royal Commission Issues paper: health care for people with cognitive disability released

The Royal Commission wants to understand the experiences of people with cognitive disability in accessing or receiving health care. Access to and treatment of people with cognitive disability in the health system will be the subject of our first hearing in 2020.
Published 13 January 2020

Disability Royal Commission Issues paper: group homes

Read the Disability Royal Commissions issues paper about group homes.
Published 13 January 2020

Disability Royal Commission Issues paper: Education and learning issues

Read the Disability Royal Commission's issues paper on education and learning.
Published 13 January 2020

Disability Royal Commission public hearing: Melbourne 2-6 December 2019

Information about the third public hearing of the Disability Royal Commission in Melbourne 2-6 December 2019.
Published 13 January 2020

Disability Royal Commission end of year progress report and calendar for 2020

The Royal Commission has released a schedule of events including public hearings and community engagement activities for the first half of 2020. The Royal Commission are asking for feedback on three issues papers feedback. Christmas opening hours and availability of services. Information about new website coming early 2020.
Published 13 January 2020

Disability Royal Commission Sydney hearing into health: From 17 February 2020

This hearing will be looking more specifically at the provision of health care or services for people with cognitive disability, including people with intellectual disability, autism and acquired brain injuries.
Published 13 January 2020

New resources available from the Disability Royal Commission

New resources available from the Disability Royal Commission
Published 03 March 2020

POSTPONED: Disability Royal Commission's community events in Burnie and Launceston, Tasmania

The Disability Royal Commission community forums and information sessions planned for Burnie and Launceston in Tasmania have been postponed.
Published 13 March 2020

Disability Royal Commission Legal Service name change to Your Story Disability Legal Support

The Disability Royal Commission Legal Service has changed it's name to Your Story Disability Legal Support
Published 19 March 2020

Your Story Disability Legal Support during COVID-19

How you can get legal support from Your Story Disability Legal Support during the COVID-19 reponse.
Published 25 March 2020

New Issues paper on emergency planning and response

The Royal Commission encourages responses from individuals and organisations to the issues paper by 17 July 2020,
Published 17 April 2020

Your Story Disability Legal Support Infoline closed on Monday 4 May 2020

The Your Story Disability Legal Support Infoline will be closed on Monday 24 May 2020 for the Labour Day public holiday.
Published 30 April 2020

New issues paper on Rights and Attitudes

Find out more about the new issues paper on rights and attitudes released by the Disability Royal Commission.
Published 08 May 2020

New issues paper on employment

Find out how you can read and respond to the Disability Royal Commission's latest issues paper on the employment experiences of people with disability.
Published 14 May 2020

New issues paper on Restrictive Practices

The Disability Royal Commissions latest issues paper looks at the use and impact of restrictive practices on people with disability. They want to know about the effects of restrictive practice on people with disability. They are also interested in understanding how laws, policies and practices around restrictive practices can be improved.
Published 01 June 2020

New issues paper on First Nations People with Disability

The Royal Commission seeks information about experiences of First Nations people with disability is asking the public to share their views about what they think governments, institutions and communities can do to prevent violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of First Nations peoples with disability.
Published 09 June 2020

New flip book and video help people with a disability access legal support before the Disability Royal Commission

A new flip book and video has been produced by Your Story Disability Legal Support to help people with a disability share their stories with the Disability Royal Commission.
Published 26 June 2020

Your Story Disability Legal Support Information line will be closed Friday 14 August 2020

Your Story Disability Legal Support Information line will be closed Friday 14 August 2020 for the Brisbane, Queensland show day (EKKA) public holiday
Published 10 August 2020

Disability Royal Commission releases it second progress report

The Second Progress Report summarises the work carried out by the Royal Commission during the period 1 January 2020 and 30 June 2020.
Published 01 September 2020

Responses to Education and Learning Issues Paper

The issues paper invited feedback about the experiences of people with disability across a range of education settings. Responses were received from people with disability, parents and family members, academics and organisations.
Published 01 September 2020

Disability Royal Commission releases its schedule for the remainder of 2020

The Disability Royal Commission calendar of events for the remainder of 2020,
Published 01 September 2020

Your Story Disability Legal Support turns 1!

It's been a year since the Your Story Disability Legal Support service started! Find out what we've achieved in our first year.
Published 18 September 2020

National Young People with Disability Summit—29 September to 3 October 2020

Join us for the inaugural online National Youth Disability Summit!Participation is free for all young people with disability.
Published 28 September 2020

Your Story Disability Legal Support has a new video

Some people might be worried if they share their story with the Disability Royal Commission, they might be hurt or disadvantaged. Watch the video to see how Your Story Disability Legal Support can provide support to people about their concerns, give information that works for their circumstances and identify the safest way to share their story.
Published 28 September 2020

Your Story Disability Legal Support Information line will be closed on Monday 5 October 2020

The Your Story Disability Legal Support Information line (1800 77 1800) will be closed on Monday 5 October for public holidays in Queensland and New South Wales.
Published 30 September 2020

Changes to Your Story Disability Legal Support operating hours

With the start of daylight savings, from Monday 5 October Your Story Disability Legal Support operating hours have now changed to 8.15am to 4pm Monday to Friday. Call 1800 77 1800.
Published 08 October 2020

Information sessions in Tasmania—12, 13 & 15 October!

Your Story Disability Legal Support, along with Speak Out Tasmania and Relationships Australia are hosting information sessions in Burnie, Launceston and Hobart next week
Published 09 October 2020

Government announcement to introduce legislation to amend Royal Commissions Act

20 October 2020: The Morrison Government is taking further measures to ensure that people with disability and their supporters will be able to recount their experiences and fully participate in the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation of People with Disability.
Published 23 October 2020

International Day of People With Disability 2020 discussion panel

Every year on 3 December, people around the world take part in International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD), a day to celebrate the achievements of people with disability and promote awareness, understanding and acceptance in the community. This year to celebrate the day we will be hosting a free discussion panel.
Published 03 December 2020

Thank you for celebrating with us the International Day of People with Disability

Thank you to everyone that joined the discussion panel. Tell s us what you thought of the session.
Published 07 December 2020

Disability Royal Commission extends the deadline for two Issues Papers and releases Report into Public hearing 5

Disability Royal Commission has extended the deadline for the public to respond to two if its Issues Papers: Creating a more inclusive society for People with Disability and Violence and abuse of people with disability at home.
Published 07 December 2020

Your Story closed over Christmas and New Year period

Our Christmas and New Year period closures.
Published 21 December 2020

Tell us what you think of our Easy Read Factsheets

Tell us what you think about our Easy Read factsheets.
Published 24 December 2020

Your Story Disability Legal Support Service and Infoline closed Tuesday 26 January 2021

Your Story Disability Legal Support Service and Infoline (1800 77 1800) is closed on Tuesday 26 January for the public holiday.
Published 22 January 2021

Disability Royal Commission releases its third Progress Report

Read the Disability Royal Commission's third progress report.
Published 12 February 2021

Disability Royal Commission Public Hearing 11—Experiences with the Criminal Justice System (16 to 23 February 2021)

The Disability Royal Commission’s public hearing into the experiences of people with cognitive disability in the Criminal Justice system starts from 16 February to 25 February.
Published 16 February 2021

Young people with disability workshop

Your Story Disability Legal Support held a free online workshop on 9 February to find out how we can better promote and deliver our service to Young People with Disability.
Published 16 February 2021

Information sessions on King Island Tasmania — 1 to 3 March 2021

Find out about what information sessions are being held on King Island, Tasmania for people wanting to share their story with the Disability Royal Commission.
Published 22 February 2021

Northern Territory information sessions on 22, 23 and 26 March 2021

Your Story Disability Legal Support will be hosting information sessions with other services on how to get support to share your story with the Disability Royal Commission in the Northern Territory on 22, 23 and 26 March 2021.
Published 19 March 2021

Information Sessions about the Disability Royal Commission in Wagga Wagga on 23 March and Albury on 25 March

Your Story Disability Legal Support will be hosting information sessions with other services on how to get support to share your story with the Disability Royal Commission in Wagga Wagga on 23 March and Albury on 25 March.
Published 19 March 2021

Your Story Disability Legal Support closed during Easter long weekend (2-5 April)

Your Story Disability Legal Support will be closed from Friday 2 April to Monday 5 April for the Easter long weekend
Published 31 March 2021

Northern Territory information sessions about the Disability Royal Commission on 20 and 22 April 2021

Find out where you can get help and how to share your story to the Disability Royal Commission.
Published 19 April 2021

Your Story Disability Legal Support in Ballarat 28 April 2021

Jake Lewis and Michelle Bowler from Your Story Disability Legal Support will talk about their work and the Disability Royal Commission at the Ballarat and District Aboriginal Co-operative (BADAC) on Wednesday 28 April 2021
Published 28 April 2021

Your questions answered—Disability Royal Commission information session for young people (Wednesday 28 April)

Your Story Disability Legal Support invites you to a free online event hosted by Children and Young People with a Disability Australia and the Disability Royal Commission from 5pm to 6:30pm AEST on Wednesday 28 April 2021. 
Published 28 April 2021

Your Story invites you to the SourceKids Disability Expo in Melbourne on 1-2 May

Join Your Story Disability Legal Support at the FREE SourceKids Disability Expo in Melbourne on 1—2 May 2021.
Published 30 April 2021

Tasmania information sessions about the Disability Royal Commission—May 2021

Your Story Disability Legal Support invites you to information sessions about the the Disability Royal Commission in Tasmania from 10-19 May 2021.
Published 07 May 2021

Disability Royal Commission Public Hearing No.12: COVID-19 vaccine rollout (17 May 2021)

The Disability Royal Commission starts its public hearing today about the COVID-19 vaccine rollout from 10am (AEST), Monday 17 May 2021.
Published 17 May 2021

Supporting International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT) on Mon 17 May

Your Story Disability Legal Support is proud to support International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia on Monday 17 May 2021.
Published 17 May 2021

Your story matters! Celebrate the diversity and courage of people with disability - 9 June

Your Story Disability Legal Support invites you to an evening celebrating the diversity and courage of people with disability and their supports (family, friends, carers, advocates, and practitioners – all welcome!)
Published 24 May 2021

POSTPONED due to COVID-19 restrictions—A free Legal Aid Queensland webinar for community workers about Your Story Disability Legal Support

Legal Aid Queensland invites community workers to a free community legal education webinar about Your Story Disability Legal Support on Thursday 1 July 2021.
Published 29 June 2021