Royal Commissions



Report

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...
Report

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...
Working paper

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.
Report

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...
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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.
Fact sheet

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.
Report

Justice tempered

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

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...
Discussion paper

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.
Discussion paper

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.
Report

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.
Report

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...
Discussion paper

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.
Report

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.
Discussion paper

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...
Discussion paper

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...
Report

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.
Report

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...
Report

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.
Discussion paper

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.