Rights and attitudes

The Rights and attitudes issues paper is designed to assist the Royal Commission in its investigation about people’s awareness and understanding of the rights of people with disability. It also seeks feedback about community attitudes towards people with disability and about how well advocacy is working for people with disability, to prevent or help respond to violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation.

Chair Ronald Sackville AO QC is encouraging people with disability and their families, advocates, organisations and experts to provide responses to the latest issues paper. “We want to understand how aware people are of the rights under the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and how organisations and governments promote and safeguard these rights in laws, policies and practices. We are keen to hear from people about what can be done to improve attitudes towards people with disability, said the Chair.

The paper is available in Easy Read, PDF and DOCX.

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Disability Royal Commission

Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability

Date published:
Tue 28th Apr, 2020

Closing date:
Fri 31st Jul, 2020