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

In September 2020, the Commission provided a submission to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.

This submission looks at what governments, institutions and the community can do to protect people with a disability from experiencing voilence and encourage reporting, as well as promote an inclusive society that supports independece of people with a disability.



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Acknowledgement of Country

The Commission acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands throughout Australia.
We pay our respects to their clans, and to the elders, past present and emerging, and acknowledge their continuing connection to land, sea and community.


The Commission is committed to embracing diversity and eliminating all forms of discrimination in the provision of health services. The Commission welcomes all people irrespective of ethnicity, lifestyle choice, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity.

Lived Experience

We acknowledge the individual and collective contributions of those with a lived and living experience of mental ill-health and suicide, and those who love, have loved and care for them. Each person’s journey is unique and a valued contribution to Australia’s commitment to mental health suicide prevention systems reform.