We are pleased to announce that this morning, the Australian Government has announced the beginning of a public consultation on the draft Terms of Reference for a Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.
The Royal Commission will focus on what governments, institutions and the community should do to prevent, and respond to, violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability.
The Royal Commission will hear from people with disability who have experienced violence, abuse, neglect or exploitation. It will help ensure their rights are protected and inform how to improve the safety and treatment of all people with disability, no matter where they live in Australia.
It’s essential that people with disability have input into the Terms of Reference. You can have your say on the Terms of Reference via a public survey. The survey closes on Thursday, 28 March 2019.
Please note this survey is to inform the Terms of Reference for the Royal Commission and the supports that might be needed during the Royal Commission.
Government have provided a Survey Hotline on 1800 880 052 if you need help completing the survey, or you can find a disability advocate at
Disability Advocacy Finder.
Download the Draft Terms of Reference
- Draft Terms of Reference – PDF [117KB]
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- Draft Terms of Reference – DOCX [28KB]