Disability Royal Commission
Last week marked a significant milestone for the disability sector as the highly anticipated final report of the Disability Royal Commission was unveiled on Friday, the 29th of September. This momentous occasion has been eagerly awaited by stakeholders and the wider community alike. The culmination of an extensive and comprehensive enquiry, the release of the final report, unveiling a comprehensive set of 222 recommendations aimed at propelling transformative changes across the sector, signifies a pivotal moment in the pursuit of justice, equality, and inclusivity for people with disability.
The Disability Royal Commission has diligently examined and scrutinised various aspects of the sector, aiming to shed light on systemic issues, identify areas for improvement, and provide recommendations for a more inclusive future. The final report, a result of meticulous research, exhaustive consultations, and the invaluable contributions of numerous individuals and organisations, is poised to shape the future of the disability sector. Its findings and recommendations hold the potential to drive transformative change, ensuring that the rights and needs of people with disability are prioritised and safeguarded.
The responsibility of considering and responding to these recommendations now lies with the Australian Government and state and territory governments, with a deadline of 31 March 2024.
Orana will diligently monitor these recommendations and ensure that the Orana community is promptly informed of any announced changes that may impact our clients. We will provide regular updates through our website and Facebook page. We will continue to advocate with industry bodies to ensure that the best interests of all our clients are maintained.