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70 Years


On the 4th April, 2019 the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, announced the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability. The Hon. Ronald Sackville has been appointed Chair of the Royal Commission along with 5 fellow Royal Commissioners; Ms Barbara Bennett PSM, Dr Rhonda Galbally AC, Ms Andrea Mason OAM, Alastair McEwin AM and The Hon John Ryan AM. 

An interim report is required by the 30th October, 2020 with the final report to be submitted by 29th April, 2022. 

Cootharinga North Queensland supports the Royal Commission and encourages your participation. We will keep you up to date on the latest information on this page.

For further information and support contact us on 1800 COOTHARINGA (1800 266 842) or  leave us a message. , alternatively, you can visit The Royal Commission website or contact the Royal Commission information line on 1800 517 199 


You can now make a submission into the Disability Royal Commission through their website on the submissions page HERE

Support services are available by contacting the Royal Commission information line on 1800 517 199 (9:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday AEDT), or email

The Disability Royal Commission has released a Media Release regarding the suspension of hearings in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
You can read the full Media Release by clicking the button below. 

Read: Royal Commission Suspends All Public Events


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