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Royal Commission Final Report Released

In 2019, the Australian Government established the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation of People with Disability to investigate the widespread issues facing people with disability.

Date posted: Author: Andrew Ellis, Chief Executive Officer

After years of research and hearings, the Commission unveiled its findings and 222 recommendations. As we move forward, the disability community is still in the process of digesting and considering the final report and findings of this historic inquiry. The repercussions of the Commission’s work are far-reaching, touching upon the lives of countless people with disability, their families, and broader Australian society.

Now, as we await the Australian Government’s response to the Royal Commission’s recommendations, the disability sector remains hopeful for a transformative change in policies and practices. Many anticipate that this response will include significant investments in safeguarding mechanisms, improved quality assurance, and enhanced accountability.

There are findings and recommendations relevant to providers (like Lighthouse Disability), the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission and other levels of Government.

Furthermore, there is an overlapping anticipation of the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) Review, which is expected to align with the themes and ideas put forth by the Commission. The NDIS Review is crucial, as it has the potential to shape the future of disability support in Australia, ensuring that people with disability receive the support and opportunities they rightfully deserve.

It is a time of optimism, as we hope that the Commission will serve as a turning point in Australia’s commitment to the rights and well-being of people with disability, ultimately leading to a more inclusive and equitable society.

If you would like to learn more about the findings and recommendations you can read A brief guide to the Final Report on the Royal Commission website, which provides a short overview.

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