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United Nations Calls for Royal Commission into Disability Violence

Rachel McFadden, Monday, 3rd July 2017 -  The United Nations is the latest to join a national chorus calling for the Australian government to introduce a royal commission into violence and abuse against people with disability.

Civil Society Backs Calls for Royal Commission into Disability Violence

Rachel McFadden, Monday, 12th June 2017 -  A coalition of 163 civil society organisations and 383 individuals have written to the prime minister demanding a royal commission into violence and abuse against people with disability.

NT Juvenile Detention ‘Punitive Not Rehabilitative’ – Royal Commission

Lina Caneva, Saturday, 1st April 2017 -  An interim royal commission report into youth detention in the Northern Territory says the current system is likely to leave its young inmates more damaged than when they entered.…

Disability Groups Renew Call for Abuse Royal Commission

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 28th March 2017 -  Disability groups have renewed their call for a royal commission into violence against people with disability after the office of the NSW Ombudsman confirmed it had begun an inquiry…

Disability Groups Slam Govt for Scrapping Royal Commission Into Abuse

Ellie Cooper, Monday, 6th March 2017 -  The federal government’s decision to rule out a royal commission into violence and abuse against people with disability has been condemned by an alliance of disability advocacy

Triggs to Act As Indigenous Social Justice Commissioner

Lina Caneva, Monday, 22nd August 2016 -  Australian Human Rights Commission president Professor Gillian Triggs has been appointed as the acting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social justice commissioner for

Royal Commission Identifies What Makes Institutions Child Safe

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 18th August 2016 -  The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has released a research report examining what elements make an institution “child safe”. Royal Commission

Disability Orgs Condemn Treatment of Student ‘Locked in a Cage’

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 17th August 2016 -  National disability organisations have condemned the treatment of a student who was allegedly “locked in a cage” and have called on the government to establish a royal commission.

NFPs Call for Royal Commission to Examine Nauru Abuse

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 10th August 2016 -  Australia’s peak bodies for welfare and international aid have called for the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse to urgently examine incidents…

Mick Gooda and Margaret White to Head Royal Commission

Wendy Williams, Monday, 1st August 2016 -  Indigenous advocate Mick Gooda and former justice of the Supreme Court of Queensland Margaret White AO have been appointed to head up the royal commission into the Northern Territory’s

Royal Commissioner Brian Martin Steps Down

Wendy Williams, Monday, 1st August 2016 -  The royal commissioner into juvenile justice Brian Martin has resigned just four days after being appointed by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. The former supreme court judge confirmed

Royal Commissioner Appointed to Investigate NT Youth Detention

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 28th July 2016 -  The federal government has appointed former Northern Territory Supreme Court Chief Justice Brian Ross Martin AO to head the royal commission into the state’s child protection
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