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Disability royal commission begins amid fears around support services

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The chair of the disability royal commission has tried to assuage fears there will not be enough support for people giving evidence, as the first public hearing for the inquiry gets underway.

Ronald Sackville AO QC said he was conscious of the concerns about the timing of the first hearing, which took place in Townsville on Monday.

It emerged recently that legal support services were still weeks away from being fully operational and that the commission’s in-house counselling team was still recruiting.

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Source:
Luke Michael, 2019, Probono Australia (https://probonoaustralia.com.au)

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