Calls for national approach to disabled institutional abuse

Australia's disability discrimination commissioner Graeme Innes says there needs to be a national approach to the abuse of disabled people in care.

Disability groups say physical and sexual abuse is rampant in the system. Mr Innes says he agrees there is not enough training for carers and there's a culture of cover-up.

He hass told AM it is a problem which could escalate if it is not tackled with the introduction of a National Disability Insurance Scheme.

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