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Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (the Disability Royal Commission)

The Disability Royal Commission (opens in new window) was established in April 2019 in response to community concern about reports of violence against, and the neglect, abuse and exploitation of, people with disability. The Commission investigated ways to:

  • prevent and protect people with disability from experiencing violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation
  • implement best practice in reporting, investigating, and responding to violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability
  • promote a more inclusive society that supports people with disability to be independent and live free from violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation.

Over the past 4 years, the Disability Royal Commission has conducted hearings across Australia on issues including education, justice, health, employment and housing.

The Public Advocate contributed the following to the Commission with: