Update on the Disability Royal Commission February 2021

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (DRC) completed 3 Public Hearings in November and December 2020, releasing 3 Issues Papers and 2 reports.

The 3 Public Hearings included

  • ‘The Experiences of First Nations People with Disability and their Families in Contact with Child Protection Systems’
  • ‘Pathways and Barriers to Open Employment for People with Disability’
  • ‘Education and Training of Health Professionals in Relation to People with Cognitive Disability‘.

Further information on these can be found at https://disability.royalcommission.gov.au/public-hearings/our-public-hearings.


The 3 Reports included


The 3 Issues Papers released include ‘Promoting Inclusion’, ‘Violence and Abuse of People with Disability at Home’ and ‘Safeguards and Quality’:


All issues papers are open for all members of our community to respond to, not just organisations.

If you want to complete a response to one of these issues papers and would like support to do so, please contact Chelsea Arnold on 8273 7100 or [email protected].

Alternatively, if you would like to access the many supports available head to the DRC website: https://disability.royalcommission.gov.au/.

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