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Monday, 29 May 2017

Government response to calls for Royal Commission

"We know best". A Royal Commission into institutional abuse of people with disability has again been rejected by the Australian government
Catia Malaquias, Starting with Julius, 27 May 2017
... the Social Services Minister Christian Porter ... says that “we take the view that engaging in real and immediate and very substantial reform — which is precisely what we’re doing — is a much better response than yet another inquiry.” He was referring to the new NDIS Safety and Quality Commission which won’t apply to people with disability outside the NDIS and will only hear complaints as to the future from when it is established.

But a Royal Commission is not just “another inquiry”. It is a real inquiry with real powers, appropriate protections and greater capacity to be accessible for people with disability, particularly in institutional settings ...

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