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This report is based on the Royal Commission’s work from 5 April 2019 to 31 July 2020. The report says people with disability experience attitudinal, environmental, institutional and communication barriers to achieving inclusion within Australian society.  It shows that a great deal needs to be done to ensure that the human rights of people with disability are respected and that Australia becomes a truly inclusive society.


  • the reasons why the Royal Commission is needed
  • the theoretical models influencing the work of the Royal Commission
  • the activities undertaken by the Royal Commission to date, including public hearings, private sessions, engagement with the disability community, publication of issues papers, and careful consideration of submissions, responses to issues papers and what we have been told through community engagement activities
  • the areas the Royal Commission has identified as warranting further inquiry, including those highlighted by evidence given at the first three public hearings
  • the cumulative disadvantages experienced by particular groups of people with disability, especially First Nations people and members of culturally and linguistically diverse communities
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