The Australian Government response to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability
The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (Disability Royal Commission) has released its final report:
The Australian Government acknowledges the Disability Royal Commission’s extensive work over the past four and a half years, and thanks the many people with disability, their families, carers, advocates and supporters who shared their experiences, and their ideas for change, during the Disability Royal Commission’s inquiry.
Addressing the issues raised requires a national coordinated effort. This includes all governments and all members of the community.
We will engage and consult with people with disability, their families, carers, representative organisations, service providers, unions and the broader community to inform Government decision making on reform and change.
If you would like to stay informed about this consultation process, please register your interest below:
Questionnaire – now open
The Australian Government has opened an online questionnaire, and is inviting submissions from interested individuals and organisations.
The questionnaire is open until 11:59pm (AEDT) Friday 19 January 2024.
Please tell us which Disability Royal Commission recommendations are important to you and why.
More information on the Australian Government response to the Royal Commission is available on the DSS website.
Support for you
Even though the Disability Royal Commission has published its findings, you may still be feeling the impact of the issues it explored. For this reason, emotional support (also known as counselling) is still available for people with disability, and their carers and families.
Counselling is free, independent and confidential. If you would like to speak to a counsellor near you: