Disability Royal Commission
What is a Royal Commission?
A Royal Commission is an investigation, independent of government, into a matter of great importance. Royal Commissions have broad powers to hold public hearings, call witnesses under oath and affirmation and compel evidence.
Royal Commissions make recommendations to government about what should change. Each Royal Commission has terms of reference, which define the issues it will look into.
What did the Disability Royal Commission investigate?
The Disability Royal Commission investigated reports of violence, neglect, abuse and exploitation of people with disability. These incidents might have happened recently or a long time ago.
The Disability Royal Commission investigated how to:
- prevent and better protect people with disability from experiencing violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation
- achieve best practice in reporting, investigating and responding to violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability, and
- promote a more inclusive society that supports people with disability to be independent and live free from violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation.
- Your Story Disability Legal Support – national website
- Disability Royal Commission – information on the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability
Reviewed: 5 October 2023