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.

Disability Royal Commission Hands Down its Final Report

On Thursday 28th September, the Disability Royal Commission handed the Final Report to the Governor General. It was published to the public the next day. The Royal Commission has made 222 recommendations on how to improve laws, policies, structures and practices to ensure a more inclusive and just society that supports the independence of people … Continued

Ten Steps Govt. Must Take to Halt Disabled Abuse, Neglect

People with Disability Australia (PWDA) is calling for urgent reform to ensure the human rights of people with disability are upheld in Australia, outlining 10 actions that all Australian governments must prioritise.

Sidelined too long: Calls to modernise the Disability Discrimination Act

More than four million Australians live with a disability. Their rights are protected by a variety of laws, some international – like the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability (UNCRPD) – and some national, like the Disability Discrimination Act (Cth) (DDA). But despite the existence of these laws, people with disability … Continued

Without change, the trauma of the disability royal commission will have all been for nothing

For four-and-a-half years, the disability community has bared its soul. The country has learned how we’ve been sexually abused, physically attacked in our homes or in public, had our children removed, and discriminated against in every aspect of our lives. In some cases, our mothers were told by medical professionals not to have us in the first place.

Disability inquiry calls for urgent government response

All Australian governments have been urged to enact long-overdue reforms as the disability royal commission prepares to hand over its final report. The long-running inquiry held a ceremonial closing sitting in Sydney on Friday ahead of delivering its final report to the governor-general on September 28. Chair Ronald Sackville KC did not discuss the report’s … Continued