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Royal Commission news

News update
15/07/2022
News update

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.
News update
12/07/2022
News update

Royal Commission continues to explore the NDIS experiences of First Nations people from remote and very remote locations

On the second day of the hearing evidence was heard on NDIA plans, the impact of market-based models, and the need for culturally safe and family centred approaches.
News update
11/07/2022
News update

Royal Commission focuses on the experience of First Nations people from remote and very remote locations

The Disability Royal Commission heard from witnesses describing the lack of NDIS access in remote locations and the impact of a lack of cultural knowledge and languages.
News update
16/06/2022
News update

Royal Commission releases report on hearing 14

The Disability Royal Commission has identified a number of failings in relation to support provided Department of Human Services (SA), NDIA, and the NDIS Commission.
News update
10/06/2022
News update

Royal Commission hears from state and federal public servants and advocates on education

On the final two days of the hearing, evidence was given by state and federal public servants and advocates on education.
News update
8/06/2022
News update

RC hears from advocates and parents on choice and education

In the morning, the Royal Commission heard from two parents who had divergent views about special schools.
News update
7/06/2022
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Royal Commission compares special schools and mainstream schools

Over the last two days, the Royal Commission has heard from people with disability, or their parents, on experiences in mainstream schools, special schools, and hybrid models.
News update
20/05/2022
News update

Royal Commission presses Chair of Board on former CEO’s conduct

On the final hearing day, evidence continued from Afford’s recently-appointed CEO and the Chair of its Board.
News update
19/05/2022
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Royal Commission hears of organisational change from CEO and Chair

Most of the evidence given today by Afford’s CEO and Chair of its Board. Questions focussed on governance, use of revenue, training and site visits.
News update
18/05/2022
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Royal Commission hears of organisation’s focus on finances and growth

Evidence was given by two former employees of Afford who had worked at the Mount Druitt day centre, which is the focus of the case study.
News update
16/05/2022
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Royal Commission hears from parents of victims of abuse

The Royal Commission began its fourth disability provider case study hearing, focusing on provider Afford and the operation of its day programs in Western Sydney between 2018 and 2021.
News update
13/04/2022
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Royal Commission considers supported employment policy settings and future

The third day of the hearing started with evidence given by a person who worked in supported employment (and with an advocacy organisation), followed with NDS, the NDIA and the Department of Social...
News update
12/04/2022
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Royal Commission questions supported employer on wages and support

The RC heard from a supported employment provider, Bedford, and more supported employees. Questions continued to focus on employee wages and rights.
News update
6/04/2022
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Royal Commission makes findings on provider hearing

A report on the disability services hearing contains questions for all providers.
News update
1/04/2022
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Royal Commission interrogates NDIA on domestic and family violence approach

The NDIA was questioned on Agency staff training, risk assessment factors and crisis supports.
News update
29/03/2022
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Royal Commission hears from survivors of domestic, family and sexual violence

Warning: this update contains references to abuse, including sexual assault.
News update
28/03/2022
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Royal Commission releases issues paper on Omicron

Questions cover access to disability support, tests, PPE, and the impact of recent floods.
News update
11/03/2022
News update

Key takeaways from Royal Commission paper on violence in the home

The Disability Royal Commission's 'Overview of responses' paper notes drivers and risk factors of violence in the home, as well as proposals for change.
News update
11/03/2022
News update

Royal Commission considers focus areas to address barriers to open employment

The Disability Royal Commission held an oral submissions hearing day relating to public hearing 19 on employer and regulator responses to barriers to open employment.