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 is investigating:
- 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 Royal Commission held a public hearing in Melbourne from Monday 2 December to Friday 6 December 2019 that concerned housing. MICH made a submission to the Royal Commission which has since asked permission to publish that. A copy of MICH’s submission can be found here.