Royal Commission into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability
On Friday 5 April 2019 the Government announced that a Royal Commission would be undertaken into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with a disability in Australia. This Royal Commission will be the largest in Australia’s history and aims to stop people with disability experiencing violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation.
The Royal Commission will take place over the next 3 years and will cost an expected $527.9 million.
The Board of McCallum Disability Services fully endorses and welcomes the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of people with Disability. McCallum will work with our customers, families, carers, staff and the broader community to support them and the Royal Commission to address how to prevent, and better protect, people with disability from experiencing violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation.
Legal Financial Assistance Scheme
The scheme helps individuals with meeting the costs of legal representation and disbursements associated with formal engagement with the Royal Commission. Click here for more information.
These services are available under the National Disability Advocacy Program (NDAP). NDAP advocates will be able to provide support and advice to individuals for the Royal Commission. Click here for more information.