First Nations Issues Paper
The latest issues paper published by the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability looks at the experiences of First Nations people with disability.
First Nations people with disability issues paper
This is about the Royal Commission into Violence Abuse Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.
They have produced an issues paper on an important topic.
They are interested in the experiences of First Nations people with disability.
They would like your feedback on this topic.
Your response will help them in their work.
First Nations people with disability face particular challenges in their day-to-day lives.
This includes accessing education, healthcare and work.
It also includes having contact with the criminal justice system and child welfare system.
Research shows that First Nations people with disability are at greater risk of harm than the rest of the population.
For example First Nations people with disability are more likely to experience ongoing, repeated physical violence.
They are more likely to be removed from their family, or have relatives removed from their family.
First Nations people are often in gaol with undiagnosed cognitive disability.
Often the harm they experience is associated with stigma or a lack of cultural understanding and is a form of discrimination.
What we want to know
The Disability Royal Commission wants to know what governments, institutions and communities can do to prevent violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of First Nations people with disability.
The Disability Royal Commission wants to know about laws, policies and practices that are not working, or working well.
This applies to the community, on-line, education, healthcare, workplaces or the justice system.
The Disability Royal Commission is interested in ways to expand initiatives that are led by First Nations Peoples that protect the rights of First Nations people with disability.
How to respond
At the end of the issues paper is a list of questions.
You do not have to answer every question. You can respond in any way you like.
You can respond in writing or by a video recording. Then send it to the Disability Royal Commission.
To read the full issues paper, and for more details on how to respond, go to the Policy & Research section on their website.