Abuse of People with Disability

Monday 21 August 2017

I’ve written to the Prime Minister to support calls for a Royal Commission into abuse of people with disability, following requests from Council for Intellectual Disability and Inclusion Australia, my letter is HERE.

The 2015 ‘Violence, Abuse and Neglect Against People with Disability in Institutional and Residential Settings’ Senate inquiry, which found violence and abuse against people with disability in Australia was ‘epidemic’ and called for a royal commission. Hundreds of advocates and community organisations and the United Nations have all called for a royal commission.

I congratulate the NSW Ombudsman for providing opportunities for people with disability to expose the gaps and develop strategies to make sure that abuse get reported, information HERE.