The Disability Royal Commission is an opportunity for people with disability who have been mistreated to share their story and be respectfully listened to.
Who are we?
Your Story Disability Legal Support can support you to share your story with the Disability Royal Commission. We give free and confidential legal advice and support. We are independent from the Disability Royal Commission.
What do we do?
There are many things we can help with. You might talk to us before you share your story if:
- you worry about safety, access to services or employment
- you want to keep your story private
- you want to name a person or organisation who hurt or mistreated you
- you signed a document that said you can’t talk about what happened
- you have ongoing legal proceedings.
How can we help?
It is a good idea to get legal advice before you tell your story.
We can work with you to:
- Decide how you want to tell your story
- Support you to make your submission
- Support you in a private session with the Royal Commission
- Assist you with other legal problems you might have like NDIS
- Support you before, during and after you tell your story
- Connect you with counselling and advocacy support.
If we can’t help you solve your legal or non-legal problem, we can connect you with someone who can.
Our social worker can also support you to tell your story. They can talk to you and give information and referrals to support services.
Call Your Story Disability Legal Support on 1800 77 1800 or visit our website www.yourstorydisabilitylegal.org.au
If you are an Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander person we can connect you with an Aboriginal legal service.
If you need an interpreter, we can arrange one for you for free. Tell us your language and we will organise it for you.
If you are hearing or speech impaired you can contact us by calling the national relay service (NRS) on 133 677 or TTY 02 9219 5126.
A joint initiative of:
- National Legal Aid
- National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services