The Disability Royal Commission and how to get involved
The Australian Government has established a Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability. A Royal Commission is the highest form of inquiry into major issues of public importance.
This Royal Commission will run for 3 years, finishing in 2022. It will cover all forms of violence against, and abuse, neglect and exploitation of, people with disability, in all settings and contexts.
The Commission says “what we learn from the Royal Commission will help to inform Australian governments, institutions and the wider community on how to prevent, and better protect, people with disability from experiencing violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation in the future.”
The Disability Royal Commission's website provides more detailed information.