Legal practitioners and advocates gather in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne

Image of Commissioner McEwin and attendees at the legal workshop held in Melbourne 

The Disability Royal Commission recently held workshops in Sydney on 1 July, Brisbane on 3 July and Melbourne on 9 July with legal practitioners and advocates with experience in disability law and related areas.

Commissioner Alastair McEwin AM and Special Senior Counsel Assisting, Chris Ronalds AO SC, facilitated the three workshops bringing together over 40 professionals who shared their views on significant legal issues and barriers for people with disability.

The four key areas of focus addressed by the workshop were: homes and living, education and learning, economic participation and justice. Participants were also asked to share strategies and case studies that have been successfully employed to prevent and address violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability.

A copy of the Chair's introductory remarks and observations from the three workshops are available.

To access an Easy Read version of the workshop summary, introductory remarks and observations, please visit our Easy Read page. An Auslan version will be available on this page soon. ​​​​