Disability Royal Commission - information for community members

    About the Royal Commission

    The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability - commonly called the Disability Royal Commission - was established in 2019. It is scheduled to run until 2022.

    A Royal Commission is an independent investigation into issues of public importance. Commissioners are appointed by the government. They will commission research, hear evidence and receive submissions, and then make recommendations to government about what should change.

    For the Disability Royal Commission, the Commissioners have been asked to consider a range of issues, including:

    • preventing and better protecting people with disability from experiencing violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation
    • achieving best practice in reporting, investigating and responding to violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability
    • promoting a more inclusive society that supports people with disability to be independent and live free from violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation.

    They will look at these issues across all settings and environments, including schools, hospitals, workplaces, and homes.

    More information

    For more information about the Disability Royal Commission, please visit their website. You can also subscribe for updates.

    CYDA has been funded to engage with the Royal Commission over the next two years, including to provide information to our members.

    For more information about our work around the Commission, please contact our Policy and Program Manager Maeve Kennedy, on 03 9417 1025 or 1800 222 660 (regional or interstate callers). You can also This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    Resources

    Submissions

    March 2021

    #End Segregation Campaign and Position Paper on Segregation

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    Media Statement: Education jurisdictions let off the hook by the Disability Royal Commission during COVID-19 after neglect of students with a disability

    Media Releases

    February 2021

    Media Statement: Education jurisdictions let off the hook by the Disability Royal Commission during COVID-19 after neglect of students with a disability

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    Submissions

    February 2021

    DRC response to the Covid-19 hearing report

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    Media: Disability groups fight to end segregation of people with disability in Australia

    News

    December 2020

    Media: Disability groups fight to end segregation of people with disability in Australia

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    Submissions

    October 2020

    Disability Royal Commission - Response to Employment issues paper

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    Submissions

    October 2020

    Disability Royal Commission - Response to Restrictive Practices issues paper

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    Media: Disability Royal Commission and CYDA in the media

    News

    October 2020

    Media: Disability Royal Commission and CYDA in the media

    Article

    Submissions

    October 2020

    Disability Royal Commission - Response to Rights and Attitudes issues paper

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    Joint media statement: Australia is failing students with disability, evidence to the Royal Commission will show

    News

    October 2020

    Joint media statement: Australia is failing students with disability, evidence to the Royal Commission will show

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    Open letter to the Attorney-General The Hon. Christian Porter MP

    Media Releases

    September 2020

    Open letter to the Attorney-General The Hon. Christian Porter MP

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    Privacy concerns a stumbling block for Disability Royal Commission submissions

    Media Releases

    September 2020

    Privacy concerns a stumbling block for Disability Royal Commission submissions

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    Submissions

    May 2020

    Disability Royal Commission - Emergency planning and response during COVID-19

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    Submissions

    May 2020

    Inquiry into the Australian Government response to the COVID-19 pandemic

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    More than isolated’: COVID-19 compounds inequities for children and young people with disability

    Media Releases

    May 2020

    More than isolated’: COVID-19 compounds inequities for children and young people with disability

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    The Disability Royal Commission and how to get involved

    Fact sheets

    February 2020

    The Disability Royal Commission and how to get involved

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    How can we help keep children and young people with disability safe?

    Fact sheets

    February 2020

    How can we help keep children and young people with disability safe?

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    What to do when harm occurs - or you suspect it

    Fact sheets

    February 2020

    What to do when harm occurs - or you suspect it

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    What is violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of children and young people with disability

    Fact sheets

    February 2020

    What is violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of children and young people with disability

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    Towards inclusive education: A necessary process of transformation

    Research & reports

    October 2019

    Towards inclusive education: A necessary process of transformation

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    Submissions

    October 2019

    Disability Royal Commission - Education of children and young people with disability

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    Submissions

    September 2019

    Draft accessibility strategy of the Royal Commission into Violence Abuse Neglect and Exploitation

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    Strengthening participation of children and young people with disability in advocacy

    Research & reports

    October 2014

    Strengthening participation of children and young people with disability in advocacy

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    Enabling and protecting: Proactive approaches to addressing the abuse an neglect of children and young people with disability

    Research & reports

    July 2014

    Enabling and protecting: Proactive approaches to addressing the abuse an neglect of children and young people with disability

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