Overview of responses to the first Education and learning Issues paper

Responses to the issues paper about education and learning for people with disability have been received from individuals including people with disability, family members of people with disability, advocates, organisations and government. This overview is a summary of what people are saying. The use of restraints and seclusion in schools, experiences of bullying, and what neglect … Continued

Coronavirus exposes Indigenous disability gaps, royal commission hears

Damian Griffis, chief executive of the First Peoples Disability Network, said the virus has exacerbated existing inequalities in Australia. He said the group has received phone calls from across the country from people who don’t have access to crucial items such as incontinence pads.

Casual, transient carer workforce a danger for people with disability

In a progress report released last week, the Commission said no group of Australians has been more profoundly affected by the restrictions than people with disability. Victoria has asked the Commonwealth for a pandemic payment to limit the movement of the casualised and transient disability workforce, similar to what is in place for aged care, but the Minister for the NDIS, Stuart Robert, argues casual workers are necessary.

Disability inquiry on COVID-19 impact

People with disability, their families and advocates are expected to testify before a royal commission about their experiences during the coronavirus pandemic. It will hear from about 40 people with disability, their families, advocates and experts as well as government representatives.

Second Progress Report

The Second Progress Report summarises the work carried out by the Royal Commission during the period 1 January 2020 and 30 June 2020.

Disability Strategic Engagement Group

As part of the Royal Commission’s focus on engaging with all people with disability in all settings the Disability Strategic Engagement Group (DSEG) has been set up to support the work of the Royal Commission.

Disability inquiry looks at virus impact

Dozens of people with disability have raised concerns with a royal commission about their experiences during the coronavirus pandemic. The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability will hold a public hearing next month focused on the pandemic’s impact.

Advocacy case studies needed for DRC submission

Closing date: October 31, 2020

endent disability advocacy is vital in safeguarding rights, responding to and preventing violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability. To demonstrate this important work, DANA is collecting case studies, stories, examples and quotes to include in its submissions to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (the Disability Royal Commission or DRC for short).