Why people with disabilities want former public servants to resign from royal commission

Almost 60 groups representing people with disabilities say public servants are too conflicted to be effective as royal commissioners tasked with shining a light on violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation suffered by their constituents. In an open letter, they ask commissioners Barbara Bennett and John Ryan to step down from the royal commission on the basis that both have held senior roles in the main federal and NSW government agencies that could come under scrutiny during the inquiry.

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Topics:
Government, Policy, Legislation

Author:
Stephen Easton

Source:
The Mandarin

Date published:
Tue 9th Apr, 2019