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Our public hearings


Education, Brisbane

The public hearing will explore the barriers in the education system to students with disability in accessing and obtaining a quality education, and experiences of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation, and the consequences which flow to students and their families when students who have not been given proper access to equitable education.

Health care, Sydney

The Royal Commission held a public hearing in Sydney from 18 February to 28 February 2020.

The hearing was the start of the Royal Commission’s examination of issues relating to the provision of health care to people with disability.

Homes and living, Melbourne

The Royal Commission held a public hearing in Melbourne from Monday 2 December to Friday 6 December 2019.

The public hearing inquired into homes and living for people with disability in Victoria and particularly the experiences of people who have lived or are currently living in group homes.

Education and learning, Townsville

The Royal Commission held a public hearing in Townsville from Monday 4 November to Thursday 7 November 2019.

The hearing was the Royal Commission’s first hearing at which evidence will be taken.