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

It’s time to listen

The Disability Royal Commission has made history. To honour this moment and the people who shared their stories, we’re slowing down our pace to make sure we get the analysis right. But for those of you who don’t know where to start on a 5,000 page Report (i.e. everyone), we’ve put together a reading guide … Continued

Understanding the Disability Royal Commission recommendations

Inclusion Australia believes that everyone should be part of the important conversation about what happens next following the publication of the report. That’s why we have written this Easy Read guide to help people understand the big recommendations by the Royal Commission.

Australians with Disabilities Face Pervasive Abuse

After a four-and-a-half-year national investigation involving over 9,000 accounts and 32 public hearings, an Australian commission issued a comprehensive and incriminating 4,872-page report on abuses against people with disabilities.