Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety
In the Final Hearing Senior Counsel Assisting, Peter Gray QC and Peter Rozen QC, presented submissions on behalf of the Counsel Assisting team over two days. Counsel Assisting have also published final written submissions, which include 124 proposed recommendations and an annexure on the timing of implementation of these proposed recommendations.
Any interested person may provide a response to Counsel Assisting’s final submissions and other matters arising at the hearing, including remarks made by Commissioners.
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Aged Care Royal Commissioners, the Honourable Tony Pagone QC and Lynelle Briggs AO, have handed a special report on the COVID-19 pandemic in aged care to the Governor-General. The report is the result of a hearing into Aged Care Quality and Safety into the impact of COVID-19 on aged care, which was held in Sydney in August 2020.
The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety was established on 8 October 2018 by the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd).
The Honourable Tony Pagone QC and Ms Lynelle Briggs AO have been appointed as Royal Commissioners. The Letters Patent for the Royal Commission, which formally appoint the Royal Commissioners, also outline the Commission's terms of reference.
Public submissions – deadline closed 31 July 2020
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The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety acknowledges the traditional owners and custodians of country throughout Australia and acknowledges their continuing connection to land, waters and community.
We pay our respects to the people, the cultures and the elders past, present and emerging.