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Statement regarding the death of Ann Marie Smith

The Chair of the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability, Ronald Sackville AO QC, said Commissioners had been appalled by the circumstances surrounding the death of Ms Ann Marie Smith in Adelaide.
Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability

Royal Commission looks at employment of people with disability

The latest issues paper published by the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability looks at the experiences of people with disability in employment.
Issues Paper Employment

First Nations artist depicts Disability Royal Commission story

Wiradjuri Elder and artist Paul Constable Calcott has depicted the story of the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability in a stunning new artwork.
Depiction of Disability Royal Commission by First Nations artist Paul Constable Calcott

Royal Commission releases new Issues Paper on rights and attitudes

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability has published its latest issues paper.
Issues Paper - Rights and Attitudes

Emergency Planning and Response Issues Paper

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability is seeking information about the experiences of people with disability during recent emergencies in Australia.
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Disability Royal Commission calls for urgent action

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability is calling on all Australian governments to ensure that responses to COVID-19 include dedicated strategies and take all necessary measures to protect and support people with disability.
Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability

Royal Commission suspends all public events

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability has suspended public hearings, due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus.
Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability

Royal Commission postpones visit to Tasmania

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability has postponed community forums in northern Tasmania due to concerns about the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.
Royal Commission to visit northern Tasmania

Royal Commission hearing to continue investigating education

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability will continue its investigation into education at a public hearing in Brisbane.
Photograph of Brisbane public hearing

Royal Commission to visit northern Tasmania

We are holding community forums and information sessions in Burnie and Launceston on Tuesday 17 March Wednesday 18 March.
Royal Commission to visit northern Tasmania