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Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with a Disability

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (Disability Royal Commission) was established on 4 April 2019 by the Federal Government of Australia.

The aim of the Royal Commission is to help inform Australian governments, institutions and the wider community on how to prevent, and better protect, people with disability from experiencing violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation in the future.

Aspect has voiced it’s support for the establishment of the Commission and is encouraging the autistic and autism communities, staff and the general public to read about the Royal Commission and how they can make a submission.

The Disability Royal Commission will be considering the lived experiences in any setting involving:

  • Incidents of violence, neglect, abuse, exploitation of people with disability
  • Complaints processes and outcomes; and
  • Lack of access to support or services

It will also examine the quality of disability support services and examples of best practice and innovation.

The Australian Government has established a website which provides information, including Easy Read information and Auslan videos, about the Disability Commission, including information on the Terms of Reference, Submissions, News and Fact Sheets.

If you would like to receive regular updates from the Disability Royal Commission you can subscribe to their mailing list here.

View Aspect's submissions to the Disability Royal Commission:

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Aspect’s response to the Disability Royal Commission - Easy English

Easy English information about our submissions

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Aspect submission - Criminal Justice Issues Paper

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Aspect submission - Education and Learning Issues Paper

These documents are submitted in response to the Royal Commissions issues papers, which can be viewed here:

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Aspect will regularly update this page with information about the Disability Royal Commission, including Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and general information on how to get involved over the coming months. If you would like to be made aware of updates to this page please contact us:

This page and the Frequently Asked Questions has been created to provide information to the Aspect community about the Disability Royal Commission.

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Royal Commission FAQs