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LISA... is a parent support and lobby group, for parents and families with a family member having an intellectual or multiple disability, and living in a supported accommodation group home in the State of Victoria, Australia.
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Appearing before the Inquiry...

Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into

Abuse & Neglect of People with Disabilities

(Parliamentary Committees Link)

Part of this inquiry is a series of parliamentary public hearings where organisations involved in the provision and monitoring of support services for people with disabilities are invited to appear before the inquiry to address a series of questions related to the focus of the inquiry.

Although all hearings that are transcribed, will be publicly available and that LISA Inc. will provide a website summary, there is a need to show the inquiry there is a stakeholder and public interest in the welfare of those in our society who are so vulnerable to abuse and neglect, by being seen at the public hearings.       

The Family and Community Development Committee will hold  the next public hearing on Monday 29 June 2015, 1:30pm - 4:45pm, at the Legislative Council Committee Room, Parliament House, Spring Street, East Melbourne

The following organisations will give evidence to the Committee:

1:30pm - 2:30pm: Community Visitors

2:30pm - 3:30pm: Department of Health and Human Services

3:30pm - 3:45pm: Break

3:45pm - 4:45pm: Ombudsman Victoria


Past public hearings were held on:

  • Monday 22 June 2015, when the following organisations gave evidence to the Committee:

Victorian Advocacy League for Individuals with Disability (VALID)

National Disability Services (NDS) and,

Disability Services Commissioner

  • Monday 15 June 2015, when the following organisations gave evidence to the Committee:

Senior Practitioner (Disability) and,

Office of the Public Advocate

Extra 1:  Victoria's disability services commissioner has defended his decision before the parliamentary inquiry – The Age, June 23, 2015

Extra 2:  Victorians with a disability are not reporting abuse because they fear they will not be believed – The Age June 25, 2015

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73 Nepean Street, Watsonia, 3087

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