THE ROYAL COMMISSION INTO THE DISABILITY SECTOR
As you’ve probably heard through the media, there’s going to be a royal commission into the disability sector. This is good news. Here we have created some information for you to read so that you have a good understanding of why it’s important to the sector and what it means for Unisson.
WHAT IS A ROYAL COMMISSION?
A royal commission is a major and formal public enquiry into a specific issue of public interest and of great importance. Royal commissions operate from “terms of reference” which define the purpose and structure of the royal commission.
The most recent royal commissions have included:
- 2018-present: Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety
- 2017-2019: Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry
- 2016-2017: Royal Commission into the Child Protection and Youth Detention Systems of the Government of the Northern Territory
- 2013-2017: Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse
View the list of all royal commissions in Australia.
WHAT IS THE ROYAL COMMISSION INTO THE DISABILITY SECTOR?
The royal commission into the disability sector is officially called the "Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation of People with Disability". Details of the royal commission will be updated as the royal commission progresses.
The core purpose of this enquiry is to ensure people with disability are not subjected to violence, abuse, neglect or exploitation. The terms of the royal commission are intentionally broad, including all types of disability, all settings and not including any time restrictions. Following their investigation, the royal commission is instructed to make recommendations for future improvements.
We believe that this royal commission will be an important way to drive positive change for people with disability, so we'll be supporting it with everything we've got.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO UNISSON?
A royal commission shines a light on a sector and specifically the policies, processes, and practices of organisations within the sector.
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