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Royal Commission news

News update
2/12/2022
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Current complaint mechanisms for abuse fail people with disability

A Disability Royal Commission report says complaint mechanisms and reporting pathways for violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation are often ineffective.
News update
25/11/2022
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The Disability Royal Commission examines the effect of the NDIS on guardianship and financial administration orders

The DRC seeks to understand why substituted decision-making, such as guardianship or financial administration, does not seem to be used as a last resort.
News update
24/11/2022
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Victorian guardianship and administration laws come under scrutiny from the Royal Commission

The DRC explored the barriers for people with disability in guardianship and administration proceedings and the impact of the decisions on them.
News update
23/11/2022
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Disability Royal Commission looks at guardianship laws and disability in Queensland

The DRC seeks to understand the application of guardianship and administration laws in Queensland on people with disability.
News update
22/11/2022
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Disability Royal Commission looks at guardianship laws and disability in WA

The DRC seeks to understand the application of guardianship and administration laws in Western Australia on First Nations people with disability.
News update
28/10/2022
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Royal Commission continues to hear about the experiences of culturally diverse people with disabilities

DRC continues to hear about the experiences of people with disability from CaLD backgrounds in navigating the NDIS and accessing support.
News update
27/10/2022
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Disability Royal Commission continues to hear about the language and other barriers experienced by CaLD people with disability

On days two and three the Royal Commission continued to hear from d/Deaf, Deafblind and hard of hearing community and people from diverse cultural backgrounds.
News update
25/10/2022
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The Disability Royal Commission examines the experiences of the d/Deaf, Deafblind and hard of hearing community

On day one of Public Hearing 29 the Commission hears from witnesses from the d/Deaf, Deafblind and hard of hearing community and organisations.
News update
14/10/2022
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DRC hears authorities' responses to violence and abuse of people with disability in public places

The Royal Commission hears Government and statutory authorities’ current responses to the violence against and abuse of people with disability in public places.
News update
13/10/2022
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Disability Royal Commission hears further reports of abuse and violence in public places

During Day 2 and 3, the Disability Royal Commission continued to hear about people with disability’s experiences of violence and abuse in public places.
News update
11/10/2022
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DRC hears of ‘everyday abuse’ experienced by people with disability in our public places

The Royal Commission heard from four witnesses with lived experience of disability, describing incidents of harassment, abuse, and assaults in public places. 
News update
7/10/2022
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Royal Commission examines WA custodial settings

Hearing 27 of the Disability Royal Commission continues to examine failures in systems to support people with disability in WA custodial settings.
News update
27/09/2022
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Royal Commission continues to hear about the concerning experiences of detention for people with disability

The RC heard from people with lived experience, service providers, human rights advocates, and corrections representatives on conditions in detention.
News update
21/09/2022
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Royal Commission examines conditions in detention for people with disability

On Days One and Two the Royal Commission heard from witnesses with lived experience of conditions in detention for people with disability.
News update
2/09/2022
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Royal Commission investigates arrangements for participants living in Victorian Supported Residential Services

Questions were raised about the viability of Supported Residential Services (SRS), standards of care, financial exploitation of residents, and regulation of the SRS sector.
News update
31/08/2022
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Royal commission hears about inadequacies in government policies and programs that exclude people with a disability who are homeless or at risk of homelessness

Day three heard from the Department of Social Services, NSW Department of Communities and Justice, the NDIA, and two people with lived experience of disability and homelessness.
News update
30/08/2022
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Royal Commission hears about long waiting times for accessible affordable and public housing and models to address homelessness for people with disabilities.

Day two of the Royal Commission heard from people with disability about the long waiting times for affordable and accessible social housing. Models illustrating good practice in addressing homelessness...
News update
29/08/2022
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Royal Commission considers evidence from people with disability who have experienced homelessness

On Day 1 of the hearing, the Royal Commission heard witness statements from people with disability who have experienced homelessness or insecure housing.
News update
15/07/2022
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Royal Commission hears from peak bodies and the NDIA

On the final two days of the hearing the RC heard from representatives from peak bodies, Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations and the NDIA.
News update
13/07/2022
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Royal Commission hears about the need for flexibility and community based services for First Nations people

The Disability Royal Commission today heard from First Nations people with lived experience living in the Kimberly, WA, and others on the need for flexibility and community based services.