29 September 2023

Today marks a historic day for the disability sector. The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability has tabled its anticipated final report to Parliament and it has this morning been made public.  

An initial look at the Executive Summary mirrors our values and focuses on the Commissioner’s Vision for an inclusive Australia.  

We are for inclusion, so this is a positive start. There are 12 volumes and more than 200 recommendations, so we’ll need to spend some time digesting the Report.   

Together with the 10-Year NDIS Review, also due to be published in the next few weeks, we will start to see an emerging roadmap for the long term to improve our services, communities and create an inclusive Australia.  

We will be updating our participants, families, guardians, staff, and stakeholders in the coming days, weeks and months on what this report says, what the recommendations mean for Ability Options, how the sector responds, what participants and their families and advocates say, how State and Federal Governments respond, and what we think.  

If you would like to read the Royal Commission’s final report, you can download it here: https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Tabled_Documents/3444

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