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On 5 April 2019, the Prime Minister announced the establishment of a Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.

The NSW Government supports the establishment of the Disability Royal Commission, led by the Hon Ronald Sackville AO QC, who will be supported by six other Commissioners.

The Royal Commission will consider what governments, institutions and the wider community should do to prevent and better protect people with disability from experiencing violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation.

Central to the Disability Royal Commission will be people with disability, and their families and carers coming forward and sharing their life experiences. What we will learn from them, will be the foundation for the path governments, providers of services and the community need to take to ensure people with disability live in safety, with dignity and amongst us as valued members of our community.

The NSW Government is committed to proactively engaging with the Disability Royal Commission. If you would like further information, please visit the Royal Commission website. If you have a question about NSW’s role in responding to the Disability Royal Commission please email the Department’s Disability Royal Commission Team at

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Last updated: 31 Mar 2020