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Submission to Royal Commission on Terms of Reference

DPO Australia has developed its Submission on the draft Terms of Reference for the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Exploitation and Neglect of People with Disability. DPO Australia’s Submission highlights several crucial issues missing from the draft Terms of Reference that we believe must be included in order for the Royal Commission to live up to…

Violence, Abuse, Exploitation and Neglect Against People with Disability in Australia Available Data as at March 2019

There is currently no comprehensive strategy or mechanism in Australia that captures the incidence, prevalence, extent, nature, causes and impact of violence, abuse, exploitation and neglect against people with disability. There is currently no national process to collectively report on available data of the experiences of people with disability in Australia in a person-centred way,…

Royal Commission Terms of Reference are a step towards justice for people with disability

People with disability, and our organisations, today welcome the Federal Government’s release of the Terms of Reference for our Royal Commission into the epidemic of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation  of people with disability. “We are pleased that the Government is commencing a consultation with people with disability on the Terms of Reference and has published detail…

Roadmap for our Royal Commission

Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) has long been campaigning for a Royal Commission into all forms of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability. We deserve an urgent response and justice for the high rates of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation we experience. We need a Royal Commission to lay out the…

Royal Commission vote welcome – now time to make it happen

Media Release – Royal Commission vote welcome_18 Feb 2019 Royal Commission vote welcome  –  now time to make it happen People with disability, and our organisations, today welcome the vote in the Australian Parliament about a Royal Commission into the epidemic of violence, abuse, exploitation and neglect against people with disability. The next step is…