Disability Royal Commission scathing of government response to COVID-19 pandemic

The Disability Royal Commission’s issued a scathing report into how government agencies failed disabled Australians during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The findings point to failures by government officials to consult with people with a disability in the early stages of the pandemic and to even consider what was needed to protect them from the virus. And that left people with disability feeling anxious and stressed, and forgotten by both governments and wider community.

Guest:

  • Ronald Sackville, Chair of the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability
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Topics:
Disability Royal Commission, Emergency management

Author:
Fran Kelly

Source:
RN Breakfast

Date published:
Tue 1st Dec, 2020