Following the announcement of 5 April 2019 by the Prime Minster, Scott Morrison, of the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability, the Terms of Reference and Commissioners have now been announced.
The Commissioners have been announced as the Hon Ronald Sackville AO QC as the Chair of the Royal Commission, supported by Ms Barbara Bennett PSM, Dr Rhonda Galbally AC, Ms Andrea Mason OAM, Mr Alastair McEwin, and The Hon John Ryan AM.
The Commissioners are required to provide their interim report by no later than 30 October 2020, with the final report due by no later than 29 April 2022. The Commission will be held in Brisbane.
The Terms of Reference are broad ranging and in line with the themes we had expected. They will focus on:
In his media announcement today, the Prime Minister confirmed that the three year royal commission would “cover all forms of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation, in all settings where they occur – and that’s just what it will do”.
Given the nature of a Royal Commission, now is a good time to start your preparations and position your organisation for the journey ahead.
These are just the starting point.
Please get in touch if you have any questions. We are available immediately to assist you with exploring your position in respect of the Royal Commission.