Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability

People with disability, and other stakeholders, have the chance to provide feedback on draft Terms of Reference for a Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.

The Government will seek the Governor-General’s approval to establish a Royal Commission after the public consultation is completed.

The Royal Commission will focus on what governments, institutions and the community should do to prevent and respond to violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability.
It is likely to cover all forms of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability, no matter where it happens. It also seeks suggestions on how to make the Royal Commission more inclusive and accessible for people with disability. This consultation does not seek specific information on cases of abuse or violence.

The current draft Terms of Reference broadly cover

  • what governments, institutions and the community should do to prevent, and better protect, people with a disability
  • what governments, institutions and the community should do to achieve best practice to prevent and respond to violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation
  • what should be done to promote a more inclusive society which supports the independence of people with disability and their right to live free from violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation

You can have your say on the Terms of Reference by completing the public survey. An Easy English guide and Auslan video are available along with further information about the consultation process.

If you have queries about the survey or the terms of reference, contact:
T: 1800 880 052
E: DisabilityRoyalCommission@dss.gov.au

Download Fact SheetDownload Easy Read Fact SheetParticipate in the public survey (off-site)Download Terms of Reference in a variety of formats (off-site)
Source:
Department of Social Services

Date published:
Wed 13th Mar, 2019

Closing date:
Fri 29th Mar, 2019