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Royal Commission news

News update
16/12/2020
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Royal Commission looks at skills and specialisation in healthcare for people with cognitive disability

The hearing considered communication skills, addressing unconscious bias and adjustments to standard practices in health services for people with cognitive disability.
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11/12/2020
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Royal Commission turns to Discrimination Act and employer support

Witnesses considered the shortfalls of discrimination law and how to improve employer attitudes.
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10/12/2020
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Royal Commission considers barriers and poor employer attitudes

The Royal Commission heard further evidence about gaining and retaining work, employer perceptions, and research into vocational education and training for people with disability.
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9/12/2020
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Royal Commission looks at employer adjustments, advantages of work and perverse incentives

Witnesses spoke about career progression, independence and codesign.
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8/12/2020
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Royal Commission hears of frustrations in finding and keeping a job

Witnesses with disability spoke of unfulfilling work, often despite qualifications.
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7/12/2020
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Royal Commission begins hearing on barriers to open employment

The current hearing is exploring 'pathways and barriers to open employment for people with disability', drawing heavily on the experiences of people with disability.
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7/12/2020
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RC releases issues paper on promoting inclusion

The paper asks how services can promote a more inclusive society for people with disability.
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3/12/2020
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RC releases issues paper on violence and abuse in homes and accommodation

The paper covers private homes, specialist accommodation, out-of-home care, boarding houses and shelters.
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30/11/2020
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"Serious failure" in COVID-19 response, says Royal Commission report

The report of public hearing 5 (COVID-19) spans 22 recommendations including the NDIS Commission's responsibilities and workers' access to PPE and testing.
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27/11/2020
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Child protection system not fit for First Nations families

Themes included gaps between legislation and practice, the impact of parental assessments, and First Nations decision-making.
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25/11/2020
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Historical mistreatment and distrust undermines engagement with government support

Themes included intergenerational disadvantage, fear, and early intervention.
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24/11/2020
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RC hearing considers First Nations child removal and intervention

Themes included intergenerational disadvantage and need for cultural competency.
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19/11/2020
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RC releases issues paper on safeguards and quality

The paper covers service quality, informal and formal safeguards and the NDIS Commission.
News update
4/11/2020
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Royal Commission will turn to service providers in 2021

The 2021 hearing schedule includes the NDIS, service providers, employment and workforce.
News update
30/10/2020
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Royal Commission Interim Report released

The report covers the Commission’s work to 31 July 2020 and indicates future directions.
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30/10/2020
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Royal Commission News | Edition 21

This edition covers the latest information on the RC hearings and reports, issues papers and more.
News update
22/10/2020
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RC hearing report finds systemic neglect in health system

The report considers the disability sector’s role in health for people with cognitive disability.
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16/10/2020
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RC hearing looks at the education system and school autonomy

Themes included system navigation and schools' obligations.
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14/10/2020
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RC Hearing considers education policy and planning

Day three focussed on adjustments, suspension, and funding.
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13/10/2020
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RC Hearing looks at access to education and suspension

In the first two days, themes included reasonable adjustment and principal discretion.