The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (Disability Royal Commission) was established on 4 April 2019, and its purpose and areas of inquiry are set out in the Terms of Reference contained in a document called the Commonwealth Letters Patent, signed on 4 April 2019, and a further amendment to that document signed on 13 September 2019. The Terms of Reference are available in Easy Read.
The Letters Patent also appointed 7 Commissioners, with the Hon. Ronald Sackville AO QC also appointed as Chair of the Disability Royal Commission. The other Royal Commissioners are the Hon. Roslyn Atkinson AO, Ms Barbara Bennett PSM, Dr Rhonda Galbally AC, Ms Andrea Mason OAM, Mr Alastair McEwin AM and the Hon. John Ryan AM.
An interim report of the Disability Royal Commission must be given to the Government by 30 October 2020, with the final report due on 29 April 2022.
Education Submissions and Education Issues Paper
The Disability Royal Commission will look in detail into several areas, including the education of students with disabilities, and has released an Education Issues Paper, which is intended to assist people with relevant information and evidence, to make submissions to the Disability Royal Commission. The Education Issues Paper sets a framework for the sorts of issues the Disability Royal Commission intends to explore.
Disability Royal Commission is asking for submissions by 20 December 2019, although submissions will be accepted after that date.
FAQ Sheets – Australian Coalition for Inclusive Education
All Means All is a member and, together with Children and Young People With Disability Australia, is a National co-Convenor of the Australian Coalition for Inclusive Education (ACIE). You can visit ACIE’s website here to find out more.
ACIE has developed the following FAQs Sheets to support the community in understanding various aspects of the Disability Royal Commission:
You can access the FAQ Sheets through ACIE’s website on the links below: