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

On 5 April 2019, the Prime Minister, the Hon Scott Morrison MP, and Minister for Families and Social Services, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, announced the establishment of the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (the Royal Commission).

The Royal Commission is now accepting submissions. A submission is the main way people and organisations can provide information to the Royal Commission about their experiences of violence, neglect, abuse or exploitation of people with disability. Anybody can make a submission.

Submissions can be made using the form which is available in a variety of formats on the Commission’s submission page.

The Australian Government is funding a legal advisory service and advocacy support for people who want assistance to make a submission.

For any enquiries about the submission process, contact the Disability Royal Commission by:
E: DRCenquiries@royalcommission.gov.au
T:  1800 517 199

In May 2020, the Australian Government granted the request for an extension of time to deliver the Final Report Which is now due on 29 September 2023.  This acknowledges the breadth of responsibilities and the significant disruptions to the program as a result of COVID-19.

Royal Commission official website (off-site)Go to submissions info (off-site)Conflict Management Statement (off-site)Draft Accessibility Strategy (off-site)Your Story Legal Support (off-site)
Author:
Department of Social Services (DSS)

Source:
Australian Government

Date published:
Fri 5th Apr, 2019