Working Alongside People with Intellectual and Learning Disabilities

Extension of deadline for submissions to the Senate Inquiry into Violence, abuse and neglect against people with disability in institutional and residential settings

 

Deadlines have been extended until 29th June 2015 for submissions to the National Inquiry into 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 people with disability, and culturally and linguistically diverse people with disability.

 

WWILD is currently working on a submission, and encourages anyone who has been a victim of violence, abuse or neglect in institutions to make a submission, as well as supporters (families, carers, service providers) who have born witness to this occur against people who cannot speak up for themselves.

 

The website for the inquiry and how to make a submission are below, and EASY READ versions of the guides to the inquiry and making a submission are now available:

 

http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Community_Affairs/Violence_abuse_neglect

 

Bolshy Divas is a Western Australian disability advocacy group who have made the following powerful submission, and spoke up at the Public Hearing in Perth:

 

http://bolshydivas.weebly.com/uploads/6/0/3/7/6037959/the_uncounted.pdf

 

ABC News article on findings from the Perth Public Hearing:

 

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-04-10/disabilty-hearings-in-perth-report-rape-neglect/6384308

 

 

WWILD Sexual Violence Prevention Program is funded by the Department of Communities, QLD. & the WWILD Victims of Crime Disability Training Program is funded by the Department of Justice and Attorney-General, QLD

WWILD Phone: (07) 3262 9877 Email: info@wwild.org.au Address: 211 Hudson Road, WOOLOOWIN QLD 4030 Contact hours: Monday to Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm