The Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care interim report – Tāwharautia: Pūrongo o te Wā (Tāwharautia) describes the key themes and common issues from the experiences shared by survivors and witnesses.
This study aims to provide a high-level estimate of the cost of abuse in care over the inquiry period. In researching how this might be done, the study identifies the range of impacts associated with the abuse of young people and vulnerable adults, how they...
Clearing a path to full inclusion of people with disability in emergency management policy and practice in Australia
This issues paper was prepared in response to the lived experience and literature presented at the Disability and Disaster Resilience forum, held in August 2020. It builds a picture of the roadblocks to safety and wellbeing for Australians with disability in emergency management.
This report outlines evidence that describes experiences of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disabilities, with the aim of preventing this from occurring, and providing better support.
This website contains research reports, fact sheets, project updates and other resources about violence and disability in Australia.
Everyone has the right to make decisions. People with cognitive impairment may need additional support. This project reviewed existing research on supported decision-making and developed a Principles and Guide to best implement supported decision-making.
This pilot project aimed to learn more about the culture of services for people with disability and identify some practical approaches that might be both useful now and relevant for future development.
Leading health and disability researchers are calling for urgent action from state and federal governments to develop a targeted response to COVID-19 for people with disability, their families and the disability service sector.
Nature and extent of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation against people with disability in Australia
This research report has been prepared by staff from the Centre of Research Excellence in Disability and Health. The report explores data and information about the prevalence and experience of violence against, and abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability.
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.
NPY Women's Council submission to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability
The NPY Women’s Council’s Tjungu team has presented a submission to the Royal Commission that identifies the experience of people living with a disability on the NPY lands.
Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability: interim report
This interim report sets out what the Royal Commission has done in its first 15 months, the cut-off point being 31 July 2020. The report outlines how people with disability experience attitudinal, environmental, institutional and communication barriers to achieving inclusion within Australian society.
Hierarchies of power: disability theories and models and their implications for violence against, and abuse, neglect, and exploitation of, people with disability
This report has been written to provide an overview of disability theories and models. It shows how these theories can contribute to the promotion of a more inclusive society that supports the independence of people with disability and their right to live free from violence...
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.
Feedback on the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services' (NATSILS) submission to the Australian Government’s commitment to establish the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.
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.
The case for change: integrated prevention and response to violence, abuse and neglect in NSW Health
This resource presents a discussion of the evidence driving integrated prevention and response to violence, abuse and neglect in NSW, and aims to support NSW Health and partner organisations to “champion” integrated care initiatives through a shared understanding of the nature and impacts of clients’...
This framework outlines the vision, guiding principles, objectives and strategic priorities to strengthen NSW Health response to violence, abuse and neglect. It is underpinned by a comprehensive evidence base and was developed through a co-design process with extensive consultation.
This report demonstrates the need for a comprehensive safeguarding approach in NSW for vulnerable adults living in the community – including an effective response to the abuse and neglect of both vulnerable adults with disability and older people.
"I needed help, instead I was punished": abuse and neglect of prisoners with disabilities in Australia
Based on research between September 2016 and January 2018, Human Rights Watch finds that Australia is restricting and violating the rights of prisoners with disabilities.