Inquiry into Abuse in Disability Services

Final Report

The Final Report was tabled in Parliament on 26 May 2016. The report can be downloaded in PDF and Word formats from the Report and Reponse tab.

Public hearings - Stage 2

Public hearings for Stage 2 have now concluded. For further information see the Hearings and Transcripts page.


Stage 2 - Submissions to Stage 2 have now closed.

For further information or to view submissions see the Submissions page.


Committee Chair Maree Edwards and Deputy Chair Cindy McLeish discuss the scope of the
inquiry as the Committee commences stage 2 of its investigation.

Click on the link below to hear an audio file of the video.

Audio file of video: Preventing abuse in disability services


A Helpline has been set up to help people to make a submission. The Helpline phone number is 1800 819 817, and information about other methods of contacting the Helpline are available on the Submissions tab.

Easy Read guide

An Easy Read guide to making a submission is now available on the Submissions tab.

If you have any special needs in relation to accessing documents on our website, please contact us on 03 8682 2843.

Word version of Interim report now available

A Word version of the Committee's Interim report is now available - see the Report and Response tab to download a copy.

Interim report

The interim report was tabled in Parliament on 6 August 2015.  See the Report and Response page to download a copy.
Note: a Word version of the report is also available.

Submisions and transcripts

Stage 1 - submissions and transcripts have now been published.  See the Submissions and Hearings and Transcripts pages.

Mailing list

If you are interested in receiving updates on the progress of the Inquiry, email, and request Abuse in Disability Services Inquiry updates.  To receive all news alerts from the Parliament of Victoria, including news alerts for all parliamentary committee inquiries, email and ask for ‘all news alerts’.