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Disability royal commission faces boycott threat

The disability royal commission is officially underway, but advocates are threatening to boycott the inquiry unless two of the commissioners stand down over alleged conflicts of interests.  

Statement on the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

The Morrison Government has agreed to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety’s request for an extension of six months to continue to hear evidence from Australians and conduct its deliberations. ‘I welcome the appointment of an additional commissioner, the Hon Gaetano (Tony) Pagone QC.’

ROYAL COMMISSION: People not covered by NDIS aren’t eligible for YPIRAC initiative

The Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has admitted to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety that the Younger People in Residential Aged Care (YPIRAC) initiative will not capture people who aren’t eligible for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Concerns over disability support in Australia brought to the UN

An Australian delegation has travelled to Geneva to highlight concerns about the lack of support services for people with a disability in this country. The group will address a United Nations committee reviewing Australia’s progress on the rights of people with disabilities. They will also present the findings of a new report, with the high incarceration rates of Indigenous Australians among the key issues.

NDIS like a runaway train: Shorten

“Today’s revelations … of senior executives in disability services dining out on the disabled is yet again another symptom of the core problem … there is sickness at the heart of the NDIS.”