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Royal Commission targets NDIS providers

A “substantial number” of the largest NDIS providers are being ordered to provide information relating to complaints, investigations and reported incidents of violence and abuse.

‘This will get messy’: Paralympian Kurt Fearnley’s royal commission warning

Disability groups, along with Labor and the Greens, are calling for the removal of commissioners John Ryan and Barbara Bennett due to to conflict-of-interest concerns. Despite growing community pressure, the Morrison government is standing by the appointments. “This will get messy before it has even started,” Mr Fearnley said. “I think it might be time to look out the window and see what the voices of people with disability are saying.”

Disability Royal Commission must be far-reaching

Yes, as has often been the case, the Coalition government has had to be dragged kicking and screaming to the point where the proposal finally has bipartisan support. But, as with last year’s banking Royal Commission, the important thing is it got there.

Shorten calls for royal commission into disability abuse

Families of victims of disability abuse have joined Opposition Leader Bill Shorten to demand a royal commission into the abuse of people living with disabilities. The move came on Saturday after a motion calling on the Federal Government to establish a royal commission into abuse in the disability sector was not voted on this week.