The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability has been extended with the Final Report now due on 29 September 2023.
The Australian Government announced the extension due to the impacts of COVID-19 and will allow for greater engagement around the inquiry.
Public Hearings are currently underway as part of the Royal Commission as part of a wider engagement.
Fast facts from the Royal Commission’s information gathering to date ( as of 10 June 2021) include:
- 2,522 Submission received
- 9,447 Phone enquiries
- 13 Issue papers published
- 605 responses to issues papers
- 391 Private sessions held
The Disability Royal Commission was established in April 2019 in response to concern about widespread reports of violence against, and the neglect, abuse and exploitation of, people with disability.
The Commission investigates:
- 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
For more information about the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability visit https://disability.royalcommission.gov.au/