Draft Terms of Reference for Disability Royal Commission Released

A draft Terms of Reference has been issued by the Federal Government on the scope of a Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.

The proposed focus areas include:

• What governments, institutions and the community should do to prevent, and better protect, people with disability from experiencing violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation.

• What governments, institutions and the community should do to encourage reporting and effective responses to violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability.

• What should be done to promote a more inclusive society, which supports the independence of people with disability and their right to live free from violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation.

A copy of the draft terms of reference can be found here.

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