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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

Royal Commission Sydney hearing begins next week

The Royal Commission will begin its next hearing at Sydney Olympic Park, Homebush on Tuesday 18 February.
Commissioner The Honourable Ronald Sackville AO QC

Royal Commission to visit Logan and Ipswich, Queensland

The Royal Commission is inviting people with disability and their families to community forums in the Queensland cities of Ipswich and Logan on 4-5 February, 2020.
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Royal Commission to focus on people with disability and their experiences in the criminal justice system

The Royal Commission has released the Criminal justice system issues paper – the latest in a series of publications about key areas of inquiry.
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Royal Commission releases first Progress Report

The Royal Commission has released a schedule of events for 2020 and a Progress Report explaining the work undertaken since it was formally established in April 2019.
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Royal Commission hearing to investigate health care for people with cognitive disability

The Royal Commission will hold a public hearing in February 2020 to investigate the provision of health care to people with disability.
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