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Report outlines framework for supported decision-making for people with cognitive disability

Today the Royal Commission published a research report titled Diversity, dignity, equity and best practice: a framework for supported decision-making.
Research Report - Diversity, Dignity, Equity and best practice - A framwork for supported decision-making

Report finds Disability Employment Services (DES) program failed to provide appropriate support

The Royal Commission has published the Commissioner’s Report on Public hearing 21, which examined the experiences of people with disability engaging with the Disability Employment Services (DES) program.
Report - Public hearing 21 - Mzia case study thumbnail

People with disability to share their vision for an inclusive Australia

Starting on Monday 12 December, the Disability Royal Commission is holding a five-day public hearing in Brisbane, exploring what needs to be done to create a more inclusive society that supports people with disability from all walks of life across Australia.
Disability Royal Commission logo: Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability

Innovation must be embedded in government policy: Commissioner Galbally

Commissioner Dr Rhonda Galbally AC from the Disability Royal Commission has used the theme for this year’s International Day of People with Disability (IDPWD) to draw attention to the importance of translating innovative projects and programs into systemic change.
Disability Royal Commission logo: Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability

Rates of violence and abuse higher amongst LGBTQA+ people with disability

A report commissioned by the Disability Royal Commission has found that LGBTQA+* people with disability experience higher rates of violence and abuse due to their gender or sexual orientation.
Research report cover

Workshops find people with disability an afterthought in domestic air travel

From 3 to 5 November 2022, the Disability Royal Commission engagement team hosted two online workshops focused on the experiences of violence, abuse neglect and exploitation of persons with disability using domestic air travel and in airports.
Disability Royal Commission logo: Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability

Royal Commission to examine guardianship, substituted and supported decision-making

Starting on 21 November 2022, the Disability Royal Commission is holding its thirtieth public hearing to examine Australian guardian

Disability Royal Commission logo: Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability

Report finds complaint mechanisms are not equipped to address violence and abuse against people with disability

Today the Disability Royal Commission has published a research report titled Complaint mechanisms: Reporting pathways for violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation, prepared by researchers from the University of Sydney, the University of Melbourne and the University of Technology Sydney.
Research report - Complaint Mechanisms Reporting Pathways for Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation

Experiences of people with disability from CaLD communities the focus of next Royal Commission hearing

Starting on 24 October 2022 the Disability Royal Commission will hold its twenty-ninth public hearing in Melbourne to examine the experiences of violence against, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability from culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) communities. This includes people from the d/Deaf, Deafblind and hard of hearing community who identify as CaLD.
Commissioner Bennett, Chair - Ronald Sackville and Commissioner McEwin

Hearing to examine endemic violence and abuse against people with disability in public spaces

At its twenty-eighth public hearing, the Disability Royal Commission will hear evidence from people with disability who have experienced various forms of violence and abuse in public places, often at the hands of strangers.
Public hearing 28, Brisbane offices