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Disability Royal Commission calls for urgent action

Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation

The Royal Commission is calling on all Australian governments to ensure that responses to COVID-19 include dedicated strategies and take all necessary measures to protect and support people with disability.

Australian governments should seek input from people with disability, leading disability experts and advocates in developing their dedicated strategy, and in particular, in its COVID-19 Coordination Commission initiative.

Disability Royal Commission suspends all public events

Royal Commission IMAGE of woman holding scales (of justice)

Disability Royal Commission suspends all public events Please note that the Disability Royal Commission has suspended public hearings, due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus.  This includes  upcoming hearings on: education scheduled for next week in Brisbane, Queensland justice scheduled for April in Brisbane, Queensland First Nations people with disability scheduled for May in […]

Source: AFDO

Disability Royal Commission: help fix submission form

To help people give their information to the Disability Royal Commission* a submission form was designed. DANA explained to the Commissioners that there were problems with their submission form: the questions were too long and complicated not all questions aligned...

“We’re not ready”: Disability Royal Commission

Greens senator Jordon Steele-John says the Disability Royal Commission is not ready to go. "Disabled people have fought for decades for this opportunity for justice. We cannot afford to put this at risk simply because the commission wishes to be seen to be doing...

Indigenous communities: hidden stories of abuse

The Disability Royal Commission will bring forward the hidden stories of abuse in indigenous communities. “People are bringing up vulnerable experiences and what support is after that? They haven’t talked about, or funded appropriately, healing programs and support...