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Hearings and workshops

At hearings and workshops the Royal Commission heard from people identified by Counsel Assisting to appear as a witness and give evidence. People who were expected to appear as witnesses were contacted by the Royal Commission in advance of the relevant hearing.  The Royal Commission also held hearings in the form of workshops.

*All times listed below are in the local time of the hearing location.

Final Hearing

Counsel Assisting’s final submissions

For 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 submitted recommendations for the consideration of the Commissioners, and for any response by interested parties.

Date: 22-23 October 2020 
Location: There was no public access. Watch the hearing on the live webcast.
Time: 9:30am AEDT

Sydney Hearing 5

Funding, financing and prudential regulation

This hearing inquired into the financing and sustainability of future improvements to the aged care system, the appropriate funding model or models to support the delivery of aged care services, and the prudential regulation of aged care providers.

Date: 14 - 22 September 2020 
Location: There was no public access. Watch the hearing on the live webcast.
Time: 10am AEST

Sydney Hearing 4

Home Care

At this hearing, the Commissioners examined some of the key design issues for a new home care system and how to transition to a new system.

Date: 31 August - 2 September 2020 
Location: There was no public access. Watch the hearing on the live webcast.
Time: 10am (AEST)

Sydney Hearing 3

Accommodation

Sydney Hearing 3 inquired into the physical setting in which aged care is delivered and where a person receiving aged care lives are inextricable elements of a person’s experience of aged care.

Date: 13 and 14 August 2020 
Location: There was no public access. Watch the hearing on the live webcast.
Time: 3:10pm AEST (13 August 2020)

Sydney Hearing 2

The response to COVID-19 in aged care

Sydney Hearing 2 inquired into the response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in aged care, and what can be learned from this experience for responding to future pandemics, infectious disease outbreaks or other emergencies.

Date: 10 – 13 August 2020 
Location: There was no public access. Watch the hearing on the live webcast.
Time: 10:00am local time

Melbourne Hearing 4

Mental health, oral health and allied health care

Melbourne Hearing 4 inquired into how mental health, oral health and allied health care could be improved for people accessing aged care services.

Date: 15 – 17 July 2020 
Location: There was no public access. Watch the hearing on the live webcast.
Time: 10:00am local time

Adelaide Workshop 2

Research, innovation and technology

The Royal Commission held a workshop in Adelaide from Monday 16 March 2020 to Tuesday 17 March 2020. It inquired into research, innovation and technology.

Date: 16 - 17 March 2020
Location: Banksia Rooms 1 & 2, Lower Lobby, InterContinental, North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000
Time: 10:00am local time

Adelaide Hearing 4

Future aged care program redesign

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety held a hearing in Adelaide on the morning of Wednesday 4 March 2020 for the purpose of hearing submissions from Senior Counsel Assisting, Peter Gray QC, on aged care program redesign.

Date: 4 March 2020
Location: Court 11, L3, Roma Mitchell Commonwealth Law Courts, 3 Angas St, Adelaide SA 5000
Time: 10:00am local time

Adelaide Hearing 3

The future of the aged care workforce

Adelaide Hearing 3 inquired into staffing numbers and mix, terms and conditions of employment, workforce planning and the role of the Commonwealth, education and training of the workforce and registration of personal care workers.

Date: 21 February 2020
Location: Adelaide Convention Centre, Riverbank Rooms 2 and 3, Adelaide SA 5000
Time: 9:00am local time

Adelaide Workshop 1

Redesign of the aged care system

The first hearing of 2020 was conducted as a workshop and focused on the redesign of the aged care system. It was held in Adelaide on Monday 10 February and Tuesday 11 February 2020.

Date: 10 – 11 February 2020
Location: Adelaide Convention Centre, City Rooms 1 & 2, Adelaide SA 5000
Time: 10:00am local time