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drummond street/queerspace submission to the consultation regarding the Terms of Reference for the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability

Below are some of the key recommendations:

  • That the ToR are worded to establish the task of identifying the level to which incidences of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation breach the threshold of human rights, duty of care, quality and compliance and other legislated breaches of Criminal Law.
  • That the ToR are worded to establish the task of further examination and review of data collections which can help address knowledge gaps about the extent, prevalence, impact of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability including from a range of marginalised cohorts (CALD, ATSI, LGBTIQ and women.
  • Resource a full evaluation on the legal capabilities and approach to the support of Royal Commission witnesses, families and carers with disabilities.

Click here to view the whole submission.