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Public hearing: Health, Sydney – February 2020 - Day 2

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The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability held its first hearing in Sydney on Tuesday 18 February to Friday 28 February.

The areas of focus were Health and health care for people with cognitive disability.

This video is Day 2 - Wednesday 19 February, 2020.
The video features Auslan and closed captioning throughout.

Commissioners present at the Sydney hearing included:
• The Honourable Ronald Sackville AO QC (Chair)
• The Honourable Roslyn Atkinson AO
• Alastair McEwin AM
• Barbara Bennett PSM

Witness List - Tuesday 18 February to Friday 28 February

No. Witness Scheduled date

1. Kylie Scott 18 February
2. Justine O’Neill with Jack Kelly 18 February
3. Ruth Oslington 18 February
4. Rebecca Kelly 18 February
5. Rachel Browne 19 February
6. Toni Mitchell 19 February
7. Giuseppina Porte (Jo Abi) 19 February
8. Professor Stephen Leeder 20 February
9. Professor Julian Trollor 20 February
10. Dr Jacqueline Small 20 February
11. Christine Regan 21 February
12. Lorraine Clark 21 February
13. Kim Creevey 21 February
14. Tara Elliffe 21 February
15. AAK 24 February
16. Nathan Despott & Dr Richard Zylan 24 February
17. Narelle Reynolds 24 February
18. Dr Scott Avery 24 February
19. Jaqueline Mills 25 February
20. James (Jim) Simpson 25 February
21. Professor Nicholas Lennox 25 February
22. Karen Barnett and Tracey Nash 26 February
23. AAJ 26 February
24. Jayne Lehmann 26 February
25. Kathryn McKenzie (NSW Disability and Ageing Commission)
26 February
Lyn Porter (NSW Official Community Visitor, SW Health)
26 February
27. Tania Rishniw, Dr Andrew Singer, Simon Cotterell (Commonwealth Health)
27 February
28. Graeme Head AO (National Disability Insurance Scheme Quality and Safeguards Commissioner)
27 February
29. Evelyn Scott OAM 28 February
30. Margot Elliffe 28 February
31. Robert Strike AM 28 February

It is proposed these witnesses will appear in a Panel. Transcripts of the Sydney hearing can be found on our website To find out more about the work of Disability Royal Commission, visit our website and sign up to our mailing list to ensure you receive notifications about community forums, hearings and accessibility and support services as they are announced. www.disability.royalcommission.gov.au

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