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Group homes still places of abuse and violence for people with disability

The closure of large institutions housing people with disability, with the resulting development of group homes has not eliminated institutional forms of vio

Public hearing report - Public hearing 3 - The experience of living in a group home for people with disability

Royal Commission to hold further public hearing into school education

Barriers experienced by students with disability in accessing and obtaining a safe, quality and inclusive school education will be examined by the Disability

Royal Commission to hold further public hearing into school education

Australia allowing human rights violations of people with disability: DRC Report

Australia’s interpretation of the UN’s Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) was preventing reform and allowing hu

Research Report - Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Royal Commission hearing into use of psychotropic medications and behaviours of concern.

This public hearing will examine use of psychotropic medication as a chemical restraint.  A chemical restraint occurs when medicatio

​Kate Eastman SC

Royal Commission to examine psychotropic medication, behaviour support and behaviours of concern

The use of psychotropic medication in response to behaviours of concern in people with disability is to be examined by the Disability R

Disability Royal Commission

Education and Learning Issues Paper

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability has published responses to its Educati

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Royal Commission releases Second Progress Report

he Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability has released a Second Progress Report, summarising the work carried out between 1 January 2020 and 30 June 2020.
Royal Commission releases second Progress Report

Royal Commission releases hearing schedule

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability has released a schedule of public hearings for the rest of the year.
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Sharing your story with the Disability Royal Commission

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability has thanked the many Australians who have already shared their stories and experiences.
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Public hearing to investigate the impact of COVID-19 on people with disability

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability has announced a public hearing to examine the experiences of people with disability during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
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