Disabled People’s Organisations Submission on Royal Commission Terms of Reference

Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) has developed its Submission on the draft Terms of Reference for the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Exploitation and Neglect of People with Disability.

DPO Australia’s Submission highlights several crucial issues missing from the draft Terms of Reference that we believe must be included in order for the Royal Commission to live up to its potential as a driver of justice, healing and meaningful change for people with disability. These include:
  • Centrality of the experience of people with disability
  • Structural and systemic issues
  • Research
  • Redress and reparation
  • Self, individual and systemic advocacy
  • Investigation units
  • Potential definitions
DPO Australia’s Submission also proposes some wording amendments and additions to the existing draft Terms of Reference that we believe would strengthen and clarify the intent and scope of the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Exploitation and Neglect of People with Disability.
Contacts:

  • Carolyn Frohmader (Women with Disabilities Australia) – 0438 535 123
  • Matthew Bowden (People with Disability Australia) – 0405 491 359
  • Damian Griffis (First People’s Disability Network Australia) – 0412 979 857
  • Dwayne Cranfield (National Ethnic Disability Alliane) – 0407 878 933

Download:

Submission on Terms of Reference [DOC] [PDF]

This document was prepared by Carolyn Frohmader and Dr. Meg Clement-Couzner for and on behalf of DPO Australia.