Royal Commission

Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with a Disability

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (Disability Royal Commission) was established on 4 April 2019 by the Federal Government of Australia.

The Royal Commission will look at what should be done to stop people with disability from experiencing violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation. It will look at ways to make our society more inclusive and better for people with disability. This includes protecting everyone’s right to live a safe and independent life.

The Royal Commission particularly wants to hear about:

  • Incidents of violence, neglect, abuse or exploitation of people with disability
  • Complaints processes and outcomes
  • Lack of access to support or services
  • Quality of disability support services
  • Examples of best practice and innovation

As an organisation at the forefront of advocacy and positive reform, CPA strongly supports the Disability Royal Commission. We believe the Commission’s work will provide constructive and beneficial outcomes for people living with disability and their families.

The Royal Commission is now accepting submissions. For more information visit the Submissions page here: https://disability.royalcommission.gov.au/submissions/Pages/default.aspx