Royal Commission into Violence, Neglect and Exploitation of People with a Disability
The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability was established on 4 April 2019 by the Federal Government of Australia.
The aim of the Royal Commission is to help inform Australian governments, institutions and the wider community on how to prevent, and better protect, people with disability from experiencing violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation in the future.
The Disability Royal Commission will be considering the lived experiences in any setting involving:
- Incidents of violence, neglect, abuse, exploitation of people with disability
- Complaints processes and outcomes
- Lack of access to support or services.
It will also examine the quality of disability support services and examples of best practice and innovation.
We encourage everyone involved in the autism community - individuals on the spectrum, their families and carers, as well as staff and the general public - to visit the website established by the Australian Government for more information about the Commission.
The site provides information about the Disability Commission, including the Terms of Reference, Submissions, News and Fact Sheets. Easy Read information and Auslan videos are available.
You can also contact the Commission if you have questions about the Commission and its work, or need assistance to make a submission by calling 1800 517 199 Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm or emailing.