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Why is the Disability Royal Commission Important?

February 26, 2020

The Disability Royal Commission was created in April 2019. Its purpose is to investigate the growing reports of neglect and abuse towards people with disability.

Statistics show that Australians living with a disability are 10 times more likely to experience violence. This includes assault and sexual assault being 3 times more likely to happen as well. If you would like more information, please click here.

The Disability Royal Commissions duties and services include:

  • preventing abuse to people with disability
  • providing advice on how to improve laws, policies and practices to the Government
  • investigate, report, and respond to claims
  • promote a more inclusive society that supports people with disability to live free from abuse
  • assess the quality of disability services

It’s important that we share our stories to put a stop to the abuse. For instance, these incidents could have happened recently or a long time ago. People, families, support workers, organisations, and community members can share their stories with the Commission now. In other words, sharing your story could help stop abuse happening in the future.

If you would like to share your story with The Commission, you can do so by clicking here.  In addition, if you need assistance telling your story, there is a free support service available here.

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