Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability
The Disability Royal Commission was established in April 2019 in response to community concern about widespread reports of violence against, and the neglect, abuse and exploitation of, people with disability. These incidents might have happened recently or a long time ago.
The Disability Royal Commission investigated:
- preventing and better protecting people with disability from experiencing violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation
- achieving best practice in reporting, investigating and responding to violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability
- promoting a more inclusive society that supports people with disability to be independent and live free from violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation.
The Final Report was tabled by government in the Australian Parliament on 29 September 2023. The Royal Commission also published numerous reports covering public hearings, research and policy themes. The Interim Report was published on 30 October 2020. Seven Progress Reports were published during the life of the Royal Commission at intervals of approximately six months. More information can be found on the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability website.