REPORTS UNDERSCORE NEED FOR ROYAL COMMISSION INTO ABUSE AGAINST PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY

Shocking reports today underscore the urgent need for a dedicated Royal Commission into violence and abuse against people with disability.
 
The NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission have more clearly exposed the prevalence of this problem.
 
But we don’t need yet another media report to know that violence and abuse against people with disability occurs at much higher rates than the rest of the community, often in places where they are meant to be receiving support.
 
Children with disability are particularly vulnerable, and women with disability are more likely to experience family violence.
 
Advocates are saying these latest reports are just the “tip of the iceberg”, and they have been calling for a Royal Commission for years now.
 
The Abbott-Turnbull-Morrison Government should join Labor and commit to establishing a dedicated Royal Commission as a matter of urgency.
 
People with disability deserve nothing less.