CHAIR PERSON OF ROYAL COMMISSION APPALLED

The Chair of the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability, Ronald Sackville AO QC, said Commissioners had been appalled by the circumstances surrounding the death of Ms Ann Marie Smith in Adelaide.

The circumstances of Ms Smith’s death are the subject of multiple investigations, including a major crime investigation by the South Australian Police.

Mr Sackville said ‘People with disability have the right to live independently in the community and in the safety of their home’.

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