Disability royal commission draws closer

Greens senator Jordon Steele-John is hopeful a looming royal commission will deliver justice to people with disabilities.

Senator Steele-John, who uses a wheelchair and is a vocal advocate for disability rights, wants the inquiry to examine the systemic abuse and mistreatment of people in workplaces, residences and educational settings.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has indicated his government will on Monday support a motion calling for a royal commission into the treatment of people with disabilities.

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Topics:
Government, Policy, Legislation, Human Rights, Social Justice, Case Studies

Author:
Daniel McCulloch

Source:
The Advertiser

Date published:
Sun 17th Feb, 2019