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Royal Commission news

News update
11/06/2021
News update

RC questions SA Chief Executive on incident response

Themes included case management, feedback processes and transparency.
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10/06/2021
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RC examines NDIS Commission’s response to Robertson Report

Themes included identifying vulnerability, safeguarding gaps and NDIS transition.
News update
9/06/2021
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RC considers NDIA’s approach to vulnerability

Themes included auditing, conflict of interest and responsibility.
News update
8/06/2021
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RC hears of ‘air of neglect’ at disability accommodation

Themes included physical and financial abuse, and incident reporting mechanisms.
News update
7/06/2021
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RC hears of letter threatening abuse and violence

Themes included lack of communication, organisational culture and system reform.
News update
28/05/2021
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RC turns to employment termination, crisis response and market mechanisms

Witnesses from the NDIS Commission and the NDIA gave evidence on the final day.
News update
27/05/2021
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RC delves into provider’s internal processes

Questions went to internal emails, briefing notes and communication with clients.
News update
26/05/2021
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RC examines provider’s organisational policies and procedures

Questions went to organisational governance, finance, and staff training and qualifications.
News update
25/05/2021
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RC hears of systemic failures and cultural issues

Today’s evidence covered systemic issues and detailed allegations of abuse.
News update
24/05/2021
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RC hears of deteriorating relationship and intent to withdraw services

Case study evidence today focused on a deteriorating relationship and is likely to include concerning stories of alleged physical assault and verbal abuse as the week progresses.
News update
17/05/2021
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RC interrogates Government vaccination rollout

Evidence included lack of information, confusion and anxiety.
News update
14/05/2021
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Royal Commission News | Edition 25

This edition covers the latest in the RC's extension to September 2023, useful resources ahead of provider hearings, Australian Government response to COVID-19 report recommendations and more.
News update
5/05/2021
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RC to look at disability services case studies

Several updates have been made to the RC’s schedule.
News update
29/04/2021
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Government responds to RC COVID-19 recommendations

The Government supports or supports in principle 21 recommendations, and ‘notes’ one.
News update
19/04/2021
News update

Royal Commission News | Edition 24

This edition covers the latest in the RC's focus on employment, a draft amendment to the Royal Commissions Act, and an overview of responses to the Restrictive Practices issues paper.
News update
1/04/2021
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Mixed views and criticisms of DES and ADEs, RC hears in submissions

An overview of responses to the Disability Royal Commission's Employment Issues paper has been released.
News update
25/03/2021
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RC releases written submissions on employment, suggests further hearings

Counsel Assisting identify 31 barriers to employment and suggest future directions.
News update
11/03/2021
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Royal Commission News | Edition 23

This edition covers date changes to the NDIS and service provider hearings, Aged Care RC Final Report, and Disability Royal Commission Community of Practice. 
News update
1/03/2021
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Aged Care RC Report: key points for disability providers

Recommendations include new regulatory bodies, minimum qualifications, and stricter restrictive practice rules.
News update
25/02/2021
News update

RC hears Justice Diversion Program not re-funded

The hearing focussed on the strengths and challenges of the Cognitive Impairment Diversion Program.