The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability has not slowed down their important work. While public hearings have stopped because of COVID-19 restrictions, they are still doing lots of other work to keep their inquiry moving.
This includes a range of recently released issues papers that need your response. The Royal Commission wants to know what people with disability, and others in the community, think about important disability-related issues. The topics include disability rights and attitudes, employment and restrictive practices. You can respond in writing, over the phone or by video.
Each issues paper is available in an Easy Read version and has an Auslan video. The issue papers you can respond to right now include:
- Emergency Planning and Response – responses due 17 July
- Rights and Attitudes – responses due 31 July
- Employment – responses due 14 August
- Restrictive Practices – responses due 28 August
- First Nations People with Disability – responses due 11 September.
Please note that although due dates are included for each issues paper, the Royal Commission says they will also accept responses made after these dates.