ON THE RELEASE of its budget submission today, the Australian Council of Social Service is urging the federal government to urgently act on calls for a Royal Commission into the abuse suffered by people with disability.
ACOSS CEO Cassandra Goldie said:
“We’ve heard appalling stories about exploitation, neglect, violence and abuse suffered by people with a disability and the urgent need for a Royal Commission is clear.
“The changes required to prevent the prevalent, shocking abuse inflicted on people with disability go far beyond funding. However, it is likely that a Royal Commission into this abuse, along with the Royal Commission into aged care, will highlight the need for increased revenue in order to deliver quality services that people with disability, older people, and their families can safely rely on. [continues …]
SOURCE: Australian Council of Social Service. “ACOSS Budget Submission Calls for Revenue Raising to Fund Services, inc. Disability Services.” ACOSS media release 18 February, 2019.
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