“This increased funding for advocacy services will support people with disability and help deliver National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) decisions that are fair and robust,” Minister for Families and Social Services, Paul Fletcher said. “While the focus of NDIS Appeals is advocacy support, funding for legal services is available for cases with complex legal issues, or where the applicant does not have the capacity to self-represent.”
A two week consultation process has now opened for a Royal Commission into the mistreatment of Australians with a disability. The government has released broad draft terms of reference covering the abuse, exploitation and neglect of people in a number of settings — including schools, workplaces, homes, hospitals and even the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Greens Senator for Western Australia, Jordon Steele-John says, “It’s really lacking in some critical aspects around investigation, prosecution and redress.”
Federal and state government cooperation over the disability royal commission is threatening to break down, with state Labor ministers accusing the Morrison government of playing politics with the inquiry. “Scott Morrison and the federal Liberals have been ignoring Australians living with disability for too long and now they want to deny them their long-awaited opportunity to be heard by rushing the process ahead of the election,” Victorian Disability Minister Luke Donnellan told The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.
The Federal Government is releasing a draft terms of reference for a royal commission into the mistreatment of disabled Australians. Disability advocates have welcomed the broad scope of the proposal. But they’re anxious to see the royal commission established before an election is called and the Government enters caretaker mode.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the federal government will pay for the royal commission into disability abuse, which will be permitted to also scrutinise the massive National Disability Insurance Scheme.
The royal commission into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with a disability marks the seventh such inquiry in six years. For Sandy Guy this announcement has been a decade in the making.
The federal government insists it will set up a royal commission into the abuse of people with disabilities before entering election caretaker mode. The prime minister, Scott Morrison, has pledged to fund the inquiry and has letters patent from all the states and territories to allow it to formally go ahead.
The ABC has obtained details of the terms of reference for the upcoming Disability Royal Commission. Advocates who have seen the document say they’re pleased that the commission is broad in scope and will ask commissioners to investigate a wide range of abuses in a variety of settings.
Morrison suggests disability inquiry could be as big as $373 million child sex abuse royal commission
The National Disability Insurance Scheme is likely to be scrutinised by a sweeping royal commission into the abuse of people with disabilities, with Prime Minister Scott Morrison hinting the probe could be as big as the landmark $373 million inquiry into child sex abuse. Disability advocates want the inquiry to look into violence, abuse and neglect of people with a disability but have also urged the Prime Minister to make sure the NDIS is examined.
For a multitude of reasons, people from refugee backgrounds are more likely to have a disability than other populations. Up until 2012, people with disabilities or with serious health concerns were excluded from Australia’s resettlement program. In 2012 a policy change meant that Australia allowed refuges with disability to be granted visas. However , this … Continued
The Morrison government is about to establish a royal commission into violence and abuse of people with a disability. The aim is to have the terms of reference finalised before the election. The disability area is a shared one, so the royal commission would be set up jointly with the states and territories.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has written to the states and territories asking for their support in establishing a joint inquiry into abuse in the disabled sector.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison will order a royal commission into horrific allegations of abuse against people with disability in what will be the sixth judicial probe in Australia in as many years.
Yes, as has often been the case, the Coalition government has had to be dragged kicking and screaming to the point where the proposal finally has bipartisan support. But, as with last year’s banking Royal Commission, the important thing is it got there.
Closing date: March 20, 2019
Sam is a person with disabilities, and she’s demanding a royal commission take place.
Calls are growing for a royal commission into the abuse of people with disability. After endless political game playing and delays, a non-binding motion has passed Parliament: but it’s no guarantee of a royal commission.