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Royal Commission told people with disability disproportionately affected during Omicron wave

The Royal Commission has today released an Overview of responses (link) to the Impact of, and responses to, the Omicron wave of the COVID-19 pandemic for people with disability Issues paper.
Overview and responses to the impact of omicron wave

Conditions in detention for people with disability to be examined in hearing

The Disability Royal Commission will inquire into the conditions for people with disability in youth detention and adult prisons during its twenty-seventh Public hearing in Perth next week.
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Royal commission releases its sixth progress report

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability has released its Sixth progress report highlighting a range of activities held over the first six months of 2022.
Sixth Progress Report

Hearing to inquire into experiences of poverty and homelessness

At its twenty-sixth public hearing, the Disability Royal Commission will hear evidence from people with disability who have experienced homelessness or live in insecure or inadequate housing in New South Wales and Victoria.
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Royal Commission engaging with disability community members across Western Australia

Members of the Royal Commission are in Western Australia this month to attend a series of collaborative in-person engagements with disability community groups, service providers and advocacy organisations.
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Gold Coast Titans Leagueability team to showcase inclusive program with the Royal Commission

Staff from the Disability Royal Commission will be meeting with players from the Gold Coast Titan’s Leagueability team today, to learn about how the industry leading participation program has changed their lives.
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Royal Commission milestone reflects rise in community awareness

The Royal Commission into violence, abuse, neglect, and exploitation of people with disability has recently received its 5,000th submission following a significant increase in submissions this year.
Royal Commission milestone 5000 submissions reflects rise in community awareness

Hearing to examine operation of the NDIS for First Nations people in remote communities

In a five day hearing commencing on Monday 11 July, the Disability Royal Commission will examine the operation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in remote and very remote communities.
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Royal Commission publishes hearing report on cases of Ann-Marie Smith, Daniel Rogers and ‘Mitchell’

Today the Disability Royal Commission releases its report, ‘Preventing and responding to violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation in disability services (South Australia)’, which considers the evidence given by witnesses during its fourteenth Public hearing, held in Adelaide from 7 to 11 June 2021.
Royal Commission publishes hearing report on cases of Ann-Marie Smith, Daniel Rogers and ‘Mitchell’

Hearing to examine education pathways for children and young people with disability

Public hearing 24 will commence on Monday 6 June in Canberra for five days. The hearing will examine the experiences of children and young people in different primary and high school education settings, including what are commonly referred as special schools with a focus on Western Australia and South Australia.
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