The Royal Commission into the Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (the Royal Commission) is looking at the right to autonomy for people with disability, including how this applies in guardianship and decision-making arrangements.

Our terms of reference direct the Royal Commission to inquire into:

  • what should be done to promote a more inclusive society that supports the independence of people with disability and their right to live free from violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation what governments, institutions and the community should do to prevent, and better protect, people with disability from experiencing violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation, having regard to the extent of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation experienced by people with disability in all settings and contexts.
  • The terms of reference also require us to consider the critical role families, carers, advocates, the workforce and others play in providing care and support to people with disability.

The Royal Commission is holding two policy roundtables to hear feedback on proposed reform directions for supported decision-making and guardianship in Australia.