Latest news from the Disability Royal Commission
Here are some of the events and news from the Disability Royal Commission. You can find out more on the Disability Royal Commission website.
- Schedule of upcoming hearings and community forums available now
The Royal Commission has released a schedule of planned events for the first half of 2020. You can read the schedule of planned events on the DRC website.
- First Progress Report released by the Disability Royal Commission
The Royal Commission has released its first Progress Report. The paper is available in Easy Read, PDF and DOCX. You can read the Progress Report on the DRC website.
- Public hearing into the provision of health care or services for people with cognitive disability, including people with intellectual disability, autism and acquired brain injuries.
The Disability Royal Commission will hold a public hearing at the Novotel Sydney Olympic Park Hotel, commencing 17 February 2020, for a period of up to two weeks. You can read more about the Access to healthcare hearing on the DRC website.
- Release of DRC Accessibility and Inclusion Strategy (the Strategy)
The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability has released its Accessibility and inclusion strategy (the Strategy). The Strategy outlines the principles that will guide the Royal Commission in its engagement with people with disability. It commits the Royal Commission to putting people with disability first in everything we do and explains how we will achieve this. You can read more about this service on the Disability Royal Commission website.
- New Disability Royal Commission Legal Service website
A free national legal service has been set up by National Legal Aid to give information and advice to people who want to tell their story to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability. The new service is independent of the Disability Royal Commission. More information is available here (link to page with this info)
- Group Homes Issues Paper. The Paper is available in Easy Read, PDF and DOCX. The Royal Commission is interested in the experiences of people with disability who have lived, or who are living in group homes. Living arrangements are a key issue for the Royal Commission to explore because we know that people with disability may experience violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation in their homes. This paper will focus specifically on group homes. Other forms of accommodation will be addressed in future papers. Responses to this Paper are due by 28 February 2020. Read more on the Group Homes Issues Paper (links to DRC website)
Keeping up to date
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