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Government coronavirus plan did not include people living with disability, royal commission told – ABC News

A royal commission hears that the Federal Government’s coronavirus response plan did not include people living with a disability until a month after the pandemic was declared.

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The Federal Government’s emergency response plan to COVID-19 made no mention of people living with a disability, a royal commission has heard.
Key points:

  • The inquiry heard there was still no COVID-19 plan for the disability sector in April
  • The royal commission’s Chair acknowledged that “we have not all been affected equally”
  • There has been a sharp increase in violence against women with a disability during the pandemic

Senior Counsel Assisting Kate Eastman S…

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