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Public hearing 1: Ceremonial opening sitting

The first public sitting of the Disability Royal Commission was held in Brisbane on 16 September 2019. It was a ceremonial hearing so no evidence was heard but statements were made by the Chair, Ronald Sackville AO QC, and Commissioners Andrea Mason OAM and Alistair McEwin AM. Senior Counsel Assisting, Rebecca Treston QC, also addressed the hearing.