Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability
The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability was established on 4 April 2019 by the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd). The Hon Ronald Sackville AO QC has been appointed as the Chair of the Royal Commission. Mr Sackville will be supported by five other Commissioners: • Ms Barbara Bennett PSM • Dr Rhonda Galbally AC • Ms Andrea Mason OAM • Mr Alastair McEwin • The Hon John Ryan AM • The Hon Roslyn Atkinson AO (13 September 2019 to 24 June 2021) The Letters Patent for the Royal Commission, which formally appoint the Commissioners, also outline the Commission’s terms of reference. The Commissioners are required to provide an interim report no later than 30 October 2020. The original date for the final report was 29 April 2022. An amendment to the Letters Patent signed by the Governor-General on 13 May 2021 extended the final reporting date to 29 September 2023.
Type of Body
F. Non Statutory - Function w Separate Branding
Established By / Under
Max No. of Board/Committee Members
Annual Report Prepared and tabled?
4 April 2019
Current board appointments
|Position||Appointee||Start Date||End Date|
|Chair||The Hon. Ronald Sackville AO QC||4 April 2019||29 April 2022|
|Commissioner||Ms. Barbara Bennett||4 April 2019||29 April 2022|
|Commissioner||Dr. Rhonda Galbally AC||4 April 2019||29 April 2022|
|Commissioner||Ms. Andrea Mason||4 April 2019||29 April 2022|
|Commissioner||Mr. Alastair McEwin||4 April 2019||29 April 2022|
|Commissioner||The Hon. John Francis Ryan AM||4 April 2019||29 April 2022|