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Royal Commission news

News update
26/11/2021
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RC examines NDIA and DSS employment policies

Questions went to how current and future strategies may address attitudinal, organisational and structural barriers.
News update
25/11/2021
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RC probes employers on workplace adjustments and culture

 Witnesses were questioned on disability targets, myths around risk and regulatory powers.
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23/11/2021
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RC interrogates public and private sector employers on disability employment

Witnesses were asked what they were doing to improve the percentage of people with disability among their staff.
News update
10/11/2021
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RC examines application of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability in Australia

The hearing considered how the principles of the Convention are being upheld, or not, in Australia.
News update
27/10/2021
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RC hearings: key questions for providers

Below are some important questions providers should be asking themselves now.
News update
20/10/2021
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RC releases report on police responses and 2022 hearings

Police-led responses to people with disability are 'inadequate and ineffective', the report says.
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14/10/2021
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RC hears of sexism and sexual exploitation of women with disability

The hearing on domestic and sexual violence included a focus on disability accommodation services.
News update
30/09/2021
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RC hears oral submissions on SA disability services hearing

The SA government conceded ‘unacceptable and substandard’ events, but argued to restrict several proposed adverse findings.
News update
28/09/2021
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Disability Royal Commission: COVID vaccine rollout ‘seriously deficient’

The draft Commissioners’ Report related to the Australian Government’s approach to the vaccine rollout for people with disability includes 17 findings and seven recommendations.
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24/09/2021
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RC considers secure care houses in WA and NT

Witnesses included departmental representatives and First Nations leaders.
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22/09/2021
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RC considers First Nations children in WA secure care and foster care

Evidence was heard from the WA Department, foster carers and legal aid.
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20/09/2021
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RC hears accusations of child sexual abuse

The present hearing is focusing on First Nations children in out-of-home-care via a number of case studies.
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10/09/2021
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RC hears proposed findings regarding NSW provider hearing

Counsel Assisting's submissions suggested 23 adverse findings; other parties responded.
News update
9/09/2021
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Responses to RC paper raise service quality concerns and proposals for change

The RC’s Overview of responses to the Safeguards and Quality Issues paper includes themes from 48 responses including prevention, service culture, governance, reporting and oversight.
News update
7/09/2021
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Royal Commission News | Edition 27

This edition covers the New disability services hearing scheduled, RCs Act Amendment passed and new NDS resources on Risks, Incidents and Complaints.
News update
1/09/2021
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RC Progress Report released, noting themes from private sessions

282 private sessions were held by the RC over six months; systemic abuse was reported in one third.
News update
13/08/2021
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RC interrogates NDIS-justice interface

The hearing considered the COAG Applied Principles, and supports for transitioning back into the community.
News update
2/07/2021
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Royal Commission News | Edition 26

This edition covers the Psychotropic medication Hearing Report, tips from the NDP 'Cultivating your Disability Workforce' virtual conference RC panel and updates to the hearing schedule.
News update
29/06/2021
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Royal Commission Provider Hearings

'What matters is, really, the culture of your organisation, its leadership and its governance.’- Robert Fitzgerald (Fmr Child Abuse Royal Commissioner)
News update
11/06/2021
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RC questions SA Chief Executive on incident response

Themes included case management, feedback processes and transparency.