The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability was established on 4 April 2019 to hear how people with disability have experienced violence, neglect, abuse or exploitation and to suggest how this can be prevented in the future.
The DRC reported that over the course of the Disability Royal Commission 7,944 submissions were received, there were 17,655 phone enquiries, 14 issues papers were published, 710 responses to issues papers were received, there were 1,713 private hearings held, and 33 Public Hearings held.
The DRC delivered a final report to the Australian Government on 29th September 2023. 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 Australian Government response to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability | engage.dss.gov.au