The Disability Royal Commission has experienced significant delays due to a year of COVID restrictions and two years without adequate legislation to protect the privacy of everyone making submissions (now expected to be passed in May or June).
There is a lot of ground to cover when investigating violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability in all Australian settings, and for the safety and wellbeing of Australia’s disability community, the commission must have enough time to give the investigation the the proper attention it deserves.
The Hon. Ronald Sackville, Chair of the Disability Royal Commission, has asked for a 17-month extension. We support this call.
You can use the form below to write to Attorney-General Michaelia Cash and let her know that people with disability need more time to tell our stories.