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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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Royal Commission meets with First Nations people in Victoria

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation will today hold an online meeting with representatives from a range of First Nations organisations in Victoria.
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First Nations People with Disability issues paper

The latest issues paper released by the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability seeks information about the experiences of First Nations people with disability.
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Restrictive practices issues paper

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability is seeking information about the use of restrictive practices on people with disability.
Issues Paper - Restrictive practices

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.
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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.
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