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Everything you need to know about the latest campaigns being run by People with Disability Australia and our allies in relation to the Disability Royal Commission.

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What’s in the COVID19 disability vaccine rollout debacle report?

Here are some highlights (or possibly lowlights) from the scathing Disability Royal Commission draft report about the COVID 19 vaccine rollout.

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Confidential submissions finally guaranteed by law

After a long campaign by the disability community, the government has finally changed the Royal Commissions Act 1912 to make sure anyone telling their story to the Disability Royal Commission can have their privacy protected.

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Media Release: PWDA celebrates 17-month extension to the Disability Royal Commission

People with Disability Australia (PWDA) has welcomed a 17-month extension to the Disability Royal Commission (DRC) into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability, now slated to end in September 2023.

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Media Releases
People with Disability Australia Media Release

The Disability Royal Commission needs more time to stop violence and abuse of people with disability

PWDA has written to Acting AG Michaelia Cash and PM Scott Morrison supporting calls made by the Hon. Ronald Sackville, Chair of the Disability Royal Commission (DRC), requesting the Australian Government extend the commission to September 2023.

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