The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability was established on 4 April 2019 by the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retired).
The Hon Ronald Sackville AO QC has been appointed as Chair of the Royal Commission. Mr Sackville will be supported by five other Royal Commissioners:
- Ms Barbara Bennett PSM
- Dr Rhonda Galbally AC
- Ms Andrea Mason OAM
- Alastair McEwin AM
- The Hon John Ryan AM
The Governor-General issued Letters Patent which formally appoint the Royal Commissioners and outline the Terms of Reference for this inquiry.
The Commissioners are required to provide an interim report no later than 30 October 2020, and a final report by no later than 29 April 2022.
The Commission is in the early stages of consulting with a range of stakeholders. Find out more about what is happening on our news page.
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.
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A Temporary Employment Register is open for candidates to register their interest in employment with the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.