MEDIA RELEASE: GOVERNMENT PULLS OUT ALL STOPS TO SAY NO TO DISABILITY ROYAL COMMISSION

What the Government did in Question Time today was absolutely shameful.
 
It is deeply disappointing and cruel that the Government used every trick in the book to deny, delay and defer a vote on a Royal Commission into violence and abuse against people with disability.
 
People with disability, their families, advocates and representative organisations have long called for a separate and dedicated Royal Commission.
 
Bill Shorten committed a Labor Government to holding a Royal Commission into violence, abuse and neglect of people with disability in May 2017.
 
People with disability, their families and carers have known for too long the prevalent and pervasive nature of violence, abuse and neglect – in our health, mental health, education and other services. 
 
People with disability deserve their own Royal Commission to get to the truth and bring lasting change. Nothing less will suffice.