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After a long campaign for action, the Australian Senate passed a motion launching an inquiry into violence, abuse and neglect against people with disability on 11 February 2015.

The Senate Standing Committee for Community Affairs Inquiry is investigating violence, abuse and neglect against people with disability in institutional and residential settings, including
-the gender and age related dimensions and;
- the particular situation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and culturally and linguistically diverse people with disability.

Australian Cross Disability Alliance Response

PWDA worked with other members of the Australian Cross Disability Alliance to prepare a submission for this inquiry and you can download this below.

Submission coordinated by PWDA

Stories from the Inquiry

Calls for a National Inquiry

Australian Government Response

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