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Disability Royal Commission Makes 222 Recommendations In New Report

The disability royal commission has made 222 recommendations in a final report into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.

The report has since been brought forward in federal parliament with several recommendations including throwing out segregated education. 

Social Services Minister Amanda Rishworth addressed the media in Adelaide following the findings. 

“The message of this report is clear — we do need to do better,” she said. 

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 One of the other recommendations made by the royal commission was to introduce a disability rights act. 

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Ms Rishworth said a taskforce will be established in response to the report by the royal commission. 

“It will report through to ministers regularly with an update on progress to be made public early next year, as a staged response to the recommendations is rolled out,” she said. 

The inquiry has also recommended ended segregated education by the year 2051, segregated group homes by 2038 and segregated employment by 2034.

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