Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Support for the call for a Royal Commission into violence and abuse against people with disabilities

Down Syndrome Australia
22 May 2017
The call for a Royal Commission into violence and abuse against people with disabilities is growing. 
Down Syndrome Australia, along with many other organisations has long supported the establishment of a Royal Commission. 
The Federal Government says NDIS Safeguards will prevent violence and abuse. The safeguards are crucial but they will not safeguard all people in all situations. 
We welcome the latest actions including last week's open letter to the government by over 100 prominent Australian academics, and this statement by Disabled Peoples Organisations Australia.

You may have already signed the petition following the Four Corners program back in March, but please also give your support by adding your name to the DPOA statement.

Blind academic calls for Royal Commission into abuse of people with disabilities UQ News, 23 May 2017
A legally blind academic from The University of Queensland has thrown his full support behind a petition demanding Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull launch an immediate Royal Commission into the abuse of disabled people ...

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