Disability Royal Commission delves into the impacts of COVID-19 for disabled Australians

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On Tuesday the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability reconvened in Sydney to hear submissions from 40 witnesses about the impacts and affects Australians with disabilities have experienced during the current COVID-19 pandemic crisis.

Chair Ronald Sackville AO QC, who is presiding over these hearings until tomorrow says they will investigate the extra challenges and difficulties faced by those who have felt anxious, stressed and isolated due to mixed messaging and poor communication from federal government authorities, the inability to access personal protective equipment and increased risk of family violence perpetrated by their partner and/or carer.

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