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).

Photo of the Commissioners

The Hon Ronald Sackville AO QC has been appointed as Chair of the Royal Commission. Mr Sackville will be supported by six other Royal Commissioners:

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.

Management of conflicts of interest

There are well established mechanisms to enable Royal Commissions to handle perceptions of conflicts of interest or apprehensions of bias. You can read more about the Commission's approach on our Management of conflicts of interest page.