A4 asked the states and territories about their support for a federal Royal Commission into disability.
So far, the following states/territories responded:
NSW – letter (and bonus), link below.
Qld – letter, link below.
Tas – email below
SA – letter, link below
Vic – letter, link below
NT – letter, link below
The states/territories were warned about A4's unanswered questions policy: basically, the lack of a response should be interpreted as negatively as possible. However, the media reports that all states and territory governments are supporting this Royal Commission; so the lack of a response is just basic rudeness and disrespect for autistic people, and perhaps people with disability more generally.
Following are the responses received.
Letter from the Premier, Hon Will Hodgman MP
Thu, 14 Mar 2019 02:20:12 +0000
The Premier (DPaC) <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Dear Mr Buckley
Thank you for your letter of 25 February 2019.
The Tasmanian Government has indicated its in-principle agreement to the establishment of the Royal Commission into violence and abuse of people with disability.
I have also acknowledged the need for further discussions on a range of issues, including costs, terms of reference and, importantly, consultation with the disability sector to ensure that not only are their views incorporated, but appropriate support is provided during the inquiry.
I understand those discussions will be brought forward through the COAG process, and I look forward to working collaboratively with the Australian Government to establish this inquiry.
Hon Will Hodgman MP
Minister for Tourism, Hospitality and Events
Minister for Parks
Minister for Heritage
Minister for Trade
Level 11 15 Murray Street HOBART TAS 7000 Australia
GPO Box 123 HOBART TAS 7001 Australia
Ph: +61 3 6165 7650