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Public hearing 24: The experience of children and young people with disability in different education settings

The Royal Commission held a public hearing from 6 to 10 June 2022.

The Royal Commission’s twenty-fourth public hearing will be held in the Australian Capital Territory (Public hearing 24) at Rydges Canberra, 17 Canberra Avenue, Forrest. The hearing will be open to the public and livestreamed on the homepage of the Royal Commission website.

Public hearing 24 will focus on the experiences of children and young people with disability across different school settings, including special education settings.

The Royal Commission will hear from young people and their families about:

  • how and why decisions are made about different education options
  • the key transition points and pathways across their education
  • the provision of support in different education settings.

The Royal Commission will hear from the young people and their families and from advocates about the effects on the life course of students with disability in special education settings, supports for students with disability and advancing the rights of children and young persons with disability in education. Representatives from education authorities will give evidence about the education options and special education settings for children and young people with disability in Western Australia and South Australia.

Public Hearing 24 will build on the Royal Commission’s previous Public hearing 2 and Public hearing 7 on education for people with disability.

Anyone who believes they have a direct and substantial interest in the subject matter of this hearing, as outlined in Practice Guideline 6, is able to make an application for leave to appear by 4:00pm on Friday, 27 May 2022.