Disability Royal Commission Progress Update

The Australian government has delayed its formal response to the Disability Royal Commission (DRC) to mid-2024. Instead it has released a “Progress Update’”. So, what does the Progress Update tell us?

WWDA’s Response to the Disability Royal Commission’s Final Report and Recommendations

Earlier this year Women With Disabilities Australia submitted their response to the Final Report of the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (Disability Royal Commission / DRC) and its 222 recommendations, which was tabled in the Australian Parliament on 29 September 2023. Their analysis focuses on ten areas for … Continued

PWDA’s formal response to the Disability Royal Commission Final Report

For over four and a half years our disability community, laid bare throughout the Disability Royal Commission (DRC) the violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation we have endured and continue to experience. PWDA stood alongside people with disability throughout the DRC, supporting them to share their individual experiences as we collectively called for justice and genuine … Continued

The Australian Government response to the Disability Royal Commission

Inclusion Australia have made a submission to the Department of Social Services (DSS) about the Government’s response to the Disability Royal Commission. In their submission, they talked about what the Government must do to support the rights of people with an intellectual disability.

Is media scrutiny good news?

As the old saying goes, no news is good news. But, one of the benefits of the NDIS has been that it pushed issues relating to people with disabilities into the mainstream media discussion.

Consultation on the Disability Royal Commission Response

Closing date: January 19, 2024

The Australian Government has opened an online questionnaire and is inviting submissions from individuals and organisations about which Disability Royal Commission Recommendations are important to you and why.

Three things the disability royal commission missed: Health, transport, day programs

The disability royal commission’s final report included an expansive range of recommendations including the introduction of an Australian disability rights act, a minister for disability inclusion and a department of disability equality and inclusion. The government says it will establish a taskforce and a staged response to dismantle barriers to inclusive education, open employment, and … Continued

Locked inside units and outside disability reform

Two hundred and twenty-eight recommendations. That was the result of four years of hearings, submissions and reports from the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation of People with Disabilities. Given disabled people are part of, and segregated from, virtually all areas of Australian life, this inquiry was always going to be big. For … Continued

Inside the Disability Royal Commission’s Final Report

The Disability Royal Commission Final Report spans 12 volumes, over 2.5 million words and includes 222 recommendations. Jess Quilty takes us through some of the key recommendations for the NDIS and broader quality and safeguarding landscape.

The argument for and against phasing out special schools

It’s a week since the Disability Royal Commission handed down it’s report and debate is still raging over one of the recommendations… to phase out special schools. The commission was split on the decision, and it appears that many Australian families living with disability are too. So what are the arguments for and against? And … Continued

Politics with Michelle Grattan: Greens Jordon Steele-John on the disability royal commission and Bill Shorten’s NDIS reforms

The federal government last week released the report of the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability, which painted a confronting picture and recorded the calls of disabled people “for a more inclusive Australia”. The commission made more than 220 recommendations, and was conducted at a cost to the taxpayer … Continued