Scope welcomes the Disability Royal Commission

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (DRC or Royal Commission) was established in mid-2019 by the Commonwealth and State and Territory governments.

Scope welcomes the establishment of the Royal Commission because we regard it as another development that helps to advance the rights of people with disability. It is consistent with our own mission to enable each person we support to live as an empowered and equal citizen.

Our approach to the Royal Commission will be consistent with the Scope approach, and our values: See the Person, Do it Together, Do it Right and Do it Better. We will be open, honest, cooperative and assist our customers and their families, staff, donors and members to access support throughout this process.

Latest updates

18 Mar 2020

Disability Royal Commission Update: All public events cancelled including upcoming public hearings

Disability Royal Commission cancels all public events including public hearings scheduled for March 2020

16 Mar 2020

Disability Royal Commission postponed community forums in Tasmania

The Disability Royal Commission have postponed their scheduled community forum visits to Tasmaina as a precaution due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak.

16 Mar 2020

Disability Royal Commission fifth public hearing continuing investigations on education

The Disability Royal Commission will continue its investigation into education at the fifth public hearing held in Brisbane from 24 March to 27 March.

19 Feb 2020

Disability Royal Commission begins its third public hearing

The third public hearing will investigate the access to and treatment of people with cognitive disability in the health system.