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Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

Responses to Counsel Assisting’s final submissions close on 12 November 2020

Responses to Counsel Assisting’s final submissions close on 12 November 2020

Information on how to provide a response

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.

Visit the final hearing page to learn more.

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Hearings and workshops

The Royal Commission conducted hearings in all capital cities and some regional locations to hear from witnesses and inquire into the Commission's terms of reference.

Interim Report

Entitled Neglect, the Interim Report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, was tabled in the Australian Parliament on Thursday, 31 October 2019.

Submissions

Aged Care Royal Commission submissions have now closed. Read about the Commission terms of reference and how submissions are used.

News and media

The latest news from the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety includes media releases and our newsletters.

Summary

COVID-19 report identifies immediate areas for action

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.

Read the report here.

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.

The Commissioners delivered an interim report on 31 October 2019, a special report on COVID-19 and aged care on 1 October 2020, and are required to provide a final report by 26 February 2021.

Public submissions – deadline closed 31 July 2020

10102

Submissions received to date

6729

Telephone calls to the information line

Staffing issues, isolation, unmet needs

Most common concerns

Additional content

Webcast

View live webcasts of hearings and workshops, or video recordings of previous hearings and workshops, or read the transcripts.

An audio version of the live webcast is also available.​

Read published submissions

Read a selection of submissions received, listed alphabetically by the submitting organisation. We aim to release more submissions over the lifetime of the Royal Commission.

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.