The research report looks at what should be done to make a more inclusive society that supports people with disability to be safe and independent. It considered several questions about inclusion and it found that inclusion is more than just being in the community physically. Inclusion is when people with disability feel welcome and know they belong, are safe and can speak up and have their say.
The submission makes 33 recommendations about how the Commonwealth and State Governments, and service providers including education, employment, health and disability services, can take responsibility to uphold human rights, ensure inclusion, and maintain environments where people with disability from diverse backgrounds feel safe and included.
As the disability sector grapples with workforce shortages, the Disability Royal Commission is examining what can be done to enhance the capacity of disability service providers to deliver safe and high quality services. CEO of National Disability Services (NDS) Laurie Leigh appeared before the Royal Commission to discuss that capacity.
The Royal Commission has published a research report titled Economic Cost of Violence, Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation of People with Disability. It estimates that the economic costs of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation (maltreatment) of people living with disability is $46 billion annually, or $9,600 on average per person with disability.
A disability royal commissioner says he has been struck by the fact that “nobody seems to have been held accountable” at a disability service provider in the two years since abuse was uncovered.
Submission by the Office of Public Advocate to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.
The report, Experiences of ABI and inclusion: Reflections on inclusion drawn from lived experience is part of OPA’s submission on how we can become a more inclusive society.
the submission focuses on eight key areas which need to change to make a material, lasting difference in the lives of people with disability. These are reforming Australia’s Discrimination Laws; enabling a path out of COVID for disabled people; lifting disabled people out of poverty; finding homes to thrive in; making Inclusive Education Work; a right to justice; making healthcare accessible; delivering the promise of NDIS; and levelling up to address gaps and barriers in service provision in the ACT.
The Chair of the Disability Royal Commission, the Hon Ronald Sackville AO KC, has written to the Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of Australia’s airlines and domestic airports outlining concerns people with disability have reported to the Royal Commission based on their experiences with air travel.
The Royal Commission has published its Report on Public hearing 21, which was held in February last year. The hearing examined the experiences of people with disability engaging with the Disability Employment Services (DES) program. It focused on Mzia (not her real name) who has ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder).
A Royal Commission has been examining the experiences of people with a disability since it was established in April 2019. The Commissioners have now released a report on a disability employment program they say failed to provide appropriate support.
Supported decision-making needs to be implemented across all sectors to ensure people with cognitive disability are empowered to make their own choices, says a new report commissioned by the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.
Ending violence against people with disability requires a detailed plan on how we make housing, education, health and transport equal for us. So it brings me great sadness as a disability rights campaigner to say the royal commission into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability currently looks unlikely to join the list of royal commissions that change the country.
The irony was not lost on Ms Rooble that, on her way to the inquiry, the lift at Melbourne’s Southern Cross station was out of order and she almost didn’t make it.
A disabled Bangladeshi refugee has told the Disability Royal Commission he often went hungry during his detention on Nauru because he was unable to stand in the food line for hours.