MIL-OSI Australia: Disability Royal Commission consultation report now live

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Source: Australian Department of Social Services

11 June 2024

After four and a half years of inquiry, the Disability Royal Commission released its final report on 29 September 2023, and the Australian Government is carefully considering its 222 recommendations.

To inform its response to these recommendations, the Australian Government invited feedback through a recent public consultation process.

A report summarising the consultations is now available to view on the department’s website.

The consultation was open to everyone, with feedback particularly encouraged from people with disability, their families, carers, representative organisations, service providers, and unions.

Individuals and organisations provided their views through an online questionnaire about which recommendations they considered to be most important, and/or by providing a written submission.

Consultation was open from 28 November to 19 January.

The consultation received 118 submissions and 335 questionnaire responses, with the top 5 supported recommendations being related to the following themes:

  • achieving inclusion and retaining choice
  • Disability Rights Act
  • evaluating implementation and effectiveness in improving outcomes
  • Government responses to final report recommendations
  • overcoming barriers to safe, quality and inclusive education.

In addition to this consultation, the Australian Government has continued to undertake a range of targeted consultations around particular themes and recommendations in the final report to inform its considerations. 
The Government will formally respond to the Disability Royal Commission Final Report by mid-2024.

Find out more

You can access the consultation summary report at Public Consultation Report. The report is also available in Easy Read.

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