In most cases, the Disability Royal Commission will keep everything you share with them private if you ask them to. This means everything you ask them to keep private will not be shared with anyone outside of the Disability Royal Commission, not even after the Disability Royal Commission ends. For example, you may ask them to keep the following information private:
In some very specific circumstances, for example if an Australian law has been broken, the Disability Royal Commission may consider it appropriate to give some of the information you provide to the police.
If you have any questions or concerns about this, your privacy or any other legal issues, it is a good idea to get legal advice before taking part in the Disability Royal Commission. You can get free, independent and confidential legal advicefrom Your Story on 1800 771 800.
For more information about privacy, you can see the People with Disability Australia’s easy read booklet:
Your Story’s easy read resources (available in different languages) may also help, including
In your submission to the Disability Royal Commission, you can name a person or organisation that mistreated you, but there are risks. For more information, please see Your Story’s factsheet, Can I name names [PDF, 2MB] and Protecting your story when you share it with the Royal Commission [PDF, 2MB].
If you are worried about being hurt or mistreated for sharing your story, for example where you live, study or work, or that you will stop getting services you need, please see Your Story’s video – Worried about sharing your story?