Probe puts NDIS providers in crosshairs

Large care providers are in the crosshairs of a royal commission delving into the abuse, neglect and exploitation of Australians with disabilities.

New appointment to strengthen Disability Royal Commission

Minister for Families and Social Services Anne Ruston today announced the Hon Roslyn Atkinson AO as the seventh Commissioner for the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability. Minister Ruston said Ms Atkinson’s judicial experience, her standing in the community and extensive experience in engaging people with disability makes her extremely well qualified for this appointment.

Disability royal commission faces boycott threat

The disability royal commission is officially underway, but advocates are threatening to boycott the inquiry unless two of the commissioners stand down over alleged conflicts of interests.