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Royal Commission holds community forums in Tasmania

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability is holding community forums in Hobart, Tasmania on Tuesday 26 November 2019.

There will be two forums held at the Hobart Function & Conference Centre – one in the morning and one in the evening.

Community forums are an opportunity for the Royal Commission to update the community about its work, and for people with disability and others in the disability community to share their stories with us in an informal environment. Please let us know when you register to attend if you would like to speak publicly, as spaces may be limited.

The first community forum took place in Townsville in September 2019. Opening that forum, Commissioner Andrea Mason OAM told participants:

‘Your stories, knowledge and ideas will help inform and guide us in our task and we thank you for your willingness to engage with the Royal Commission and participate in this critical and potentially transformative work.’

Forum attendees can register their interest in speaking to Commissioners publicly at the forum, and Commission staff will be on hand to talk one on one with anyone who would like to.

Auslan-English interpreters and live captioning will be available.

The Royal Commission strongly recommends people register in advance, as spaces will be limited by venue size.

The Royal Commission will hold be holding community forums in other locations around the country. These will be announced in due course.

Visit the Disability Royal Commission website for more information about community forums and making submissions.