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- The Disability Royal Commission’s final report was made public on Friday, and included 222 recommendations.
- The report detailed people with disabilities’ experiences of violence, segregation, abuse, neglect and exploitation.
- The recommendations call for changes across health, guardianship, schooling, work, the justice system and housing.
The report also made a series of recommendations around ending segregation, which has been a major focus of advocates and members of the community.
“We need to be in the driving seat moving forward and won’t accept anything less than that from this day forward.”
Rishworth said the Albanese government was starting to address issues raised by the commission.
“The task force will coordinate the Australian Government’s response, particularly focused on the recommendations that are directed towards the Commonwealth,” she said.
She said the government would take a “considered and staged approach” in responding to the recommendations, but would not yet provide a government response to any specific recommendations.
What did the Disability Royal Commission find?
The report found people with disabilities face increased systemic barriers to education, employment and housing, excluding them from many aspects of Australian life.
–Additional reporting by AAP