LACK OF ACTION ON ABUSE OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY IS UNACCEPTABLE

May 18, 2017


The Turnbull Government has failed to adequately respond to horrific accounts of abuse against people with disability.  

The ABC’s Lateline program has highlighted more examples of the mistreatment of people with disability in group homes.

Labor has consistently said we want an independent national inquiry into violence and abuse against people with disability.

That is why Labor has been consulting with people with disability, their families, carers and the organisations that support and advocate for them, to clearly determine the type of inquiry and best way forward.

This could include a Royal Commission.

There are countless harrowing cases of people with disability being abused and assaulted in institutional, residential, and educational settings.

We share concerns about the level of abuse of people with disability in Australia and understand why advocates want a Royal Commission.

People with disability, their families and carers should be able to tell their stories to a judicial inquiry and seek justice. 

An inquiry will be an important part of a national healing process.

THURSDAY, 18 MAY 2017

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