Locked inside units and outside disability reform

Two hundred and twenty-eight recommendations. That was the result of four years of hearings, submissions and reports from the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation of People with Disabilities.

Given disabled people are part of, and segregated from, virtually all areas of Australian life, this inquiry was always going to be big.

For some, these recommendations reflect the opportunity to reshape a more inclusive community with and for disabled people. For others, the recommendations are underwhelming and delay the opportunity to end segregation within their lifetime.

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Disability Royal Commission

Independent Australia

Date published:
Wed 18th Oct, 2023