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Public hearing 33: Violence, abuse, neglect and deprivation of human rights (a case study)

The Royal Commission will hold its thirty-third and final substantive public hearing in Brisbane from 8 to 10 May 2023 at Level 5, 1 Eagle Street, Brisbane.

Public hearing 32: Service providers revisited

The Royal Commission held public hearing thirty-two from 13 to 17 February 2023 at Level 5, 1 Eagle Street, Brisbane.

Public hearing 31: Vision for an inclusive Australia

The Royal Commission’s thirty-first public hearing was held from 12 to 16 December 2022 at Level 5, 1 Eagle Street, Brisbane.

Public hearing 30: Guardianship, substituted and supported decision-making

The Royal Commission’s thirtieth public hearing was held in Sydney Olympic Park from 21 to 25 November 2022 at the Novotel Sydney Olympic Park, 11A Olympic Blvd, Sydney Olympic Park.

Public hearing 29: The experience of violence against, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability from culturally and linguistically diverse communities

The Royal Commission’s twenty-ninth public hearing was held in Melbourne from 24 to 28 October 2022 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf.

Public hearing 28: Violence against and abuse of people with disability in public places

Public hearing 28 was held from 10 to 14 October 2022, at Level 5, 1 Eagle Street, Brisbane.

Public hearing 27: Conditions in detention in the criminal justice system

The Royal Commission held Public hearing 27 over five days commencing on 19 September 2022. The hearing did not sit on Thursday 22 September, but reconvened for the fifth day as a virtual hearing from the Disability Royal Commission’s Sydney hearing room on 6 October 2022.

Public hearing 26: Homelessness, including experience in boarding houses, hostels and other arrangements

The Royal Commission held Public hearing 26 from 29 August to 2 September 2022.