Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability

On 5 April 2019, the Prime Minister, the Hon Scott Morrison MP, and Minister for Families and Social Services, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, announced the establishment of the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.

Shelter WA strongly welcomes the establishment of this Royal Commission. The terms of reference for the Commission are broad and we will liaise with other peaks, our members and work closely with National Shelter, who will be on developing a submission for the Royal Commission in relation to social and affordable housing issues.

The Royal Commission’s Terms of Reference cover what should be done in order to:

  • Prevent, and better protect, people with disability from experiencing violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation
  • Achieve best practice in reporting and investigating of, and responding to violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation
  • Promote a more inclusive society that supports the independence of people with disability and their right to live free from violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation.

The Royal Commission is still being established and is not yet accepting submissions. The opportunity to make a submission will be available in the future and further information about the process will be available from this website: disability.royalcommission.gov.au.

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