Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation of People with Disability
The Disability Royal Commission was established in April 2019 in response to community concern about widespread reports of violence against, and the neglect, abuse and exploitation of, people with disability. Incidents might have happened recently or a long time ago.
The Disability Royal Commission aimed to:
prevent and better protecting people with disability from experiencing violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation
achieve best practice in reporting, investigating and responding to violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability
promote a more inclusive society that supports people with disability to be independent and live free from violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation.
The Royal Commission Final Report
The Royal Commission has made 222 recommendations on how to improve laws, policies, structures and practices to ensure a more inclusive and just society that supports the independence of people with disability and their right to live free from violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation.
The Final Report was published on 29 September 2023 and available in various accessible formats. Use the button below to read the online version of the Report or request another version.