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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 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.

The Disability Royal Commission is now complete. The final report was first published on 29 September 2023 and made 222 Recommendations on how to improve laws, policies, structures and practices to ensure a more inclusive and just society that supports the independence of people with disability and their right to live free from violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation.

You can view the Final report, including in alternative formats such as easy read, video, transcribed audio and braille by clicking on the links for each Final Report volume on the website. There is also a Brief Guide to the Final Report brochure available.

The Final report made no recommendations to individual organisations, as its focus was on systemic and society-wide changes. Aspect is reviewing the Final Report Recommendations for appropriate actions that can be implemented within its own schools and services. For information about Aspect’s actions in response to the Final Report Recommendations please contact us.

View an Easy Read summary of our response to the Disability Royal Commission’s Notices to Aspect

Disability Royal Commission Autism Hub

Amaze has created a Royal Commission Autism Hub that gathers together the hearings, findings and recommendations of the Disability Royal Commission that will particularly impact the autism community.

Royal Commission Issues Papers

The Royal Commission publishes Issues Papers to get feedback on topics from people with a disability as well as other people in the community

Aspect has prepared responses to some Royal Commissions issues papers. You can view the original Issues Papers and Aspect's responses to them below.

Learn more about Aspect’s work and processes