After more than four years of often harrowing evidence, the Disability Royal Commission has now presented a blueprint for badly needed reform.
It’s laid out the extent of abuse, violence, neglect, and exploitation facing people with a disability and wants their rights enshrined in a new law.
This landmark inquiry calls for full inclusion in mainstream society, but how to achieve that is less clear.
The six Commissioners were divided over whether to end segregation completely.
It’s now up to government to decide whether to phase out special schools, group homes and disability enterprises.
Some in the sector are disappointed by the disagreement. They fear it will let federal and state governments off the hook.
David Speers interviews Greens Disability Services Spokesperson, Jordon Steele-John, about what the minor party thinks the government should do next.
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