Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety
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The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has resumed hearings and workshops but there will be no public access for the time being, subject to ongoing review. This decision is a consequence of the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and based on information available from the Australian Government.
Make a submission on the impact of COVID-19 on aged care services
The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety is calling for submissions from the general public and organisations relating to the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on the aged care sector. The deadline for submissions is 31 July 2020.
Go to the submissions page to learn more.
Read the latest media release from the Chair of the Royal Commission about COVID-19 issued on Wednesday 10 June 2020 and visit the about the Coronavirus and the Aged Care Royal Commission page.
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, and are required to provide a final report by 26 February 2021.
Public submissions - fast facts for July 2020
Submissions received to date
Telephone calls to the information line
Most common concerns this month
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.
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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.