Agents of our own destiny: activism and the road to the disability Royal Commission
There are two chronologies that tell the story of the establishment of the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability – one known, the other unknown. In short, the creation of the Royal Commission was never inevitable, but once the...
Second year review of the National Redress Scheme: final report
This review concludes that a significant and urgent reset of the National Redress Scheme is required to deliver on the commitments of governments, provide survivors with an acknowledgment that the abuse should not have occurred, and confirm that the scheme is a survivor-centred, humane and...
30 years on: Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody recommendations remain unimplemented
This paper outlines concerns with the 2018 Deloitte Access Economics review of the implementation of the 339 recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody.
Royal Commission into Victoria's Mental Health System: final report
In this final report, the Royal Commission has set out an ambitious reform agenda to redesign Victoria’s mental health and wellbeing system. Achieving the vision will require a collaborative and collective effort, and shared responsibility across governments, service providers, community groups, advocates, people with lived...
Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety final report: care, dignity and respect
The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has completed its inquiry and has tabled this final report. The Commissioners, Tony Pagone and Lynelle Briggs, call for fundamental reform of Australia's aged care system.
Violence against people with disability in Australia
In Australia people with disability are more likely to experience violence than people without disability. This fact sheet summarises the prevalence of physical violence, sexual violence and stalking and harassment against people with disability.
This report finds that the Australian finance sector’s concentration on profits at all costs compromises the ethical integrity of workers in the industry. The report argues that while the Banking Royal Commission uncovered widespread misconduct in Australia’s banking and financial services sector, it failed to...
Report of case study no. 28: Catholic Church authorities in Ballarat
At the time of the public hearing some clergy and religious who were considered in the case study were the subject of criminal investigations or charges. Where the Royal Commission considered it appropriate to do so, those individuals were given a pseudonym so as not...
Rights and attitudes: issues paper
This issues paper looks at the awareness and recognition of the rights of people with disability. The Commission wants to learn more about the level of awareness that people with disability, and the wider community, have about the rights of people with disability.
Emergency planning and response: issues paper
Australia is currently in the midst of an unprecedented emergency with the COVID-19 pandemic, following the summer bushfire crisis. The purpose of this issues paper is to invite information from the public on emergency planning and response.
Review of innovative models of aged care
To assist the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, this review of international models of aged care has been undertaken, identifying key innovative models of care from Australia and around the world.
Review of international systems of long-term care of older people
The quality of life of older people is significantly affected by the way in which long-term care (LTC) is provided. The aim of this review is to provide learnings for the aged care system in Australia and to situate the Australian aged care system within...
The criminal justice system: issues paper
This issues paper states that people with disability, including young people and First Nations people, are over-represented across the criminal justice systems in Australia and are at heightened risk of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation.
Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability: first progress report
This progress report provides an overview of the work undertaken by the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability, since its establishment was announced in April 2019. It also outlines the Commission’s program for 2020.
Health care for people with cognitive disability: issues paper
Health is a key issue for the Royal Commission because people with disability may experience violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation in health settings. The denial of the right to health care may also be a form of neglect. The Royal Commission wants to understand the...
Group homes: issues paper
The Royal Commission is interested in the experiences of people with disability who have lived, or who are living in group homes. Living arrangements are a key issue for the Royal Commission to explore because we know that people with disability may experience violence, abuse...
Royal Commission into Victoria's Mental Health System: interim report
The Royal Commission into Victoria's Mental Health System has delivered its interim report to the Victorian government. This report contains a number of priority recommendations that address immediate needs, and also lays the foundations for a new approach to mental health.
Expert Advisory Committee on Perpetrator Interventions: final report
The Expert Advisory Committee on Perpetrator Interventions was established to advise the state government on the suite of family violence perpetrator interventions that should be available in Victoria to ensure the safety of more women and children. This report explores ways to strengthen existing and...
Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety interim report: Neglect
The Royal Commission’s Interim Report lays the foundations for the fundamental reform and redesign of Australia’s aged care system. It is clear that a fundamental overhaul of the design, objectives, regulation and funding of aged care in Australia is required – not merely patching up.
Education and learning: issues paper
The Royal Commission has identified that abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability in the education sector is an important topic to address. This issues paper on education outlines the Commission's preliminary understanding of the key issues and barriers experienced by students with disability.
A history of aged care reviews
This background paper provides an overview of many of the major public reports and inquiries related to publicly-funded aged care in Australia since 1997, with a greater focus on the more recent of them. It deals primarily with official inquiries that generally involved submissions and...
Meeting the social and emotional support needs of older people using aged care services
Aged care services touch the lives of substantial – and increasing – numbers of people. This report draws data from several sources to explore how aged care services could better fulfil older people’s social and emotional support needs.
How Australian residential aged care staffing levels compare with international and national benchmarks
The Centre for Health Service Development, at the University of Wollongong, was commissioned by the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety to undertake this analysis of international and national staffing profiles for residential aged care services, in order to better understand how staffing...
Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety: NACCHO submission
NACCHO’s submission includes feedback received from their member services, Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs), who deliver a range of services in urban, rural and remote communities across Australia.
The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety: a quick guide
This quick guide outlines what a Royal Commission is, the background to the establishment of the Aged Care Royal Commission, its scope and aims, and how it will operate until the handing down of the final report in November 2020.