Media Coverage

Print media

ABC News, 18 May 2017 Group homes for people with a disability must be phased out to prevent abuse, academics say

ABC News, 17 May 2017 Group home ‘hell’: open letter calls for royal commission into treatment of people with disabilities

The Guardian, 26 May 2017 Bill Shorten vows to establish royal commission into abuse of people with disabilities

Other media

The University of Queensland News, 23 May 2017 Blind academic calls for Royal Commission into abuse of people with disabilities

Disabled People’s Organisation Australia, 18 May 2017 Civil Society Statement to the Australian Government: End the Violence: Call for a royal commission into violence and abuse against people with disability


ABC Lateline Program, 17 May 2017 Interview: Rosemary Kayess, Human rights lawyer


1233 ABC Newcastle Mornings with Jenny Marchant, 18 May 2017, interview with Dr Claire Spivakovsky

Media Releases and Other Calls for Royal Commission

Disability Royal Commission Now, 18 May 2017 Media Release: Academics Call for Disability Violence Royal Commission

Disabled People’s Organisations Australia, 9 June 2017 163 Civil Society Organisations call on Prime Minister to announce a Royal Commission into Disability Violence

NSW Council for Intellectual Disability and Inclusion Australia, August 3 2017, Video by Council for Intellectual Disability Advocacy Group asking Prime Minister Turnbull for a Royal Commission 

Australian Human Rights Commission (2018) A Future Without Violence