Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability
The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (Disability Royal Commission) was established on 4 April 2019 by the Federal Government of Australia.
The aim of the Royal Commission is to help 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 Australian Autism Alliance voice our support for the establishment of the Commission and encourage the autistic and autism communities, and the general public to read about the Royal Commission and how they can make a submission.
The Disability Royal Commission will be considering the lived experiences in any setting involving:
- Incidents of violence, neglect, abuse, exploitation of people with disability
- Complaints processes and outcomes; and
- Lack of access to support or services
It will also examine the quality of disability support services and examples of best practice and innovation.
The Australian Government has established a website https://disability.royalcommission.gov.au/Pages/default.aspx which provides information, including Easy Read information and Auslan videos, about the Disability Commission, including information on the Terms of Reference, Submissions, News and Fact Sheets.
You can contact the Royal Commission directly:
- Via email – DRCenquiries@royalcommission.gov.au
- Or via telephone on 1800 517 199 (9am to 5pm AEDT, Monday to Friday).
If you would like to receive regular updates from the Disability Royal Commission you can subscribe to their mailing list here https://disability.royalcommission.gov.au/news/Pages/Media-mailing-list-subscribe.aspx