The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has suspended all hearings and workshops 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 and affects all hearings and workshops scheduled until at least the end of May 2020.
The suspension also applies to all group consultations which have been part of the engagement work conducted by Royal Commission staff. Read the full media release. The Commissioners are considering the implications of this decision on the continuing work program of the Royal Commission.
Given the continuing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the deadline for submissions is subject to continual monitoring.
Read the latest media release from the Chair of the Royal Commission about COVID-19 issued on Friday 27 March 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 12 November 2020.
This website provides information about the work of the Royal Commission, and how you can engage with the Commission: including how submissions can be made, and when and where hearings will be held.
Public submissions - fast facts for April 2020
Submissions received to date
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Most common concerns this month
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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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