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Public hearing 11: The experiences of people with cognitive disability in the criminal justice system

The Royal Commission held a public hearing in Brisbane from Tuesday 16 February – Thursday 25 February 2021.

Public hearing 10: Education and training of health professionals in relation to people with cognitive disability

The Royal Commission held a public hearing in Sydney on Tuesday 15 December 2020 and Wednesday 16 December 2020. The hearing was closed to the public but was live streamed on the Royal Commission website.

Public hearing 9: Pathways and barriers to open employment for people with disability

The Royal Commission held a public hearing in Brisbane from Monday, 7 December 2020 to Friday, 11 December 2020. 

Public hearing 8: The experiences of First Nations people with disability and their families in contact with child protection systems

The Royal Commission held a public hearing in Brisbane from Monday, 23 November 2020 to Friday, 27 November 2020. The hearing was closed to the public but was live-streamed on the Royal Commission website.

Public hearing 7: Barriers to accessing a safe, quality and inclusive school education and life course impacts

The Royal Commission held a public hearing in Brisbane from Monday, 12 October 2020 to Friday, 16 October 2020. The hearing was closed to the public but was live streamed on the Royal Commission website.

Public hearing 6: Psychotropic medication, behaviour support and behaviours of concern

The Royal Commission held a public hearing in Sydney beginning Tuesday 22 September 2020. The hearing was closed to the public and was live streamed on the Royal Commission website.

Public hearing 5: Experiences of people with disability during the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic

The Royal Commission held a public hearing in Sydney from Tuesday 18 to Friday 21 August 2020. The hearing was closed to the public, but was live streamed on the Royal Commission website.

Public hearing 4: Health care and services for people with cognitive disability

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.

Public hearing 3: the experience of living in a group home for people with disability

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.

Public hearing 2: Inclusive education in Queensland – preliminary inquiry

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.