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

    Research & reports

    August 2020

    Contact list - Disability Royal Commission support services by jurisdiction

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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: The experience of children and young people with disability and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic

    Research & reports

    May 2020

    More than isolated: The experience of children and young people with disability and their families during 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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    Submissions

    May 2020

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

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    Submissions

    May 2020

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

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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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    Legislation & acts

    December 2006

    United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability 2006

    External Website

    Legislation & acts

    December 2006

    United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability 2006

    External Website