Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability Interim Report Released 30th October 2020
3 November 2020
This Royal Commission Interim Report is based on the Royal Commission’s work from 5 April 2019 to 31 July 2020. It sets out what the Royal Commission has done in its first 15 months. It draws on what the Royal Commission has heard so far from people with disability and their families and supporters, as well as many organisations, the First Nations Peoples Strategic Advisory Group and other experts who have provided their insights.
The Royal Commission’s work continued during the pandemic. The Commission received submissions, published issues papers, progressed research and policy work and prepared for future public hearings. The Commission continued to engage with people with disability, their supporters and stakeholders online and by telephone and mail. The Royal Commission resumed public activities in August 2020 and carefully adheres to all official advice regarding physical distancing and other public health measures.
In addition to this interim report, the Royal Commission has committed to publishing progress reports at intervals of approximately six months. The reports provide a brief account of the Royal Commission’s activities over the preceding half-year period.
The First Progress Report of the Royal Commission was published in December 2019 and covered the Royal Commission’s program from its formal establishment in April 2019 until 30 November 2019.
The Second Progress Report of the Royal Commission summarised the work carried out by the Royal Commission during the period 1 January 2020 and 30 June 2020.
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