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Darwin and Cairns Hearing

Access to aged care and clinical care

The Darwin and Cairns Hearing focused on aspects of care in residential, home and flexible aged care programs and examined rural and regional issues and quality of life for individuals in care.

Darwin: 8 July – 12 July 2019
Location: Supreme Court Building, State Square, Darwin City NT 8000
Time: 10:00am local time

Cairns: 15 July – 17 July 2019
Location: Cairns Convention Centre - Sheridan St & Wharf St, Cairns City QLD 4870
Time: 10:00am local time

At these public hearings the Royal Commission inquired into:

  • aspects of care in residential, home and flexible aged care programs, including:
    • accessibility and availability
    • wound, medication and pain management
    • nutrition and hydration
    • continence care
    • mobility
    • social supports
  • rural and regional issues for service delivery of aged care
  • quality of life for people receiving aged care

Further information

  • The Darwin and Cairns Hearing closed on Wednesday 17 July 2019.
  • Applications for leave to appear at the public hearing closed 5pm (ACST) on Friday 21 June 2019.
  • Exhibit documents relating to this hearing have been published on this page.
  • Transcripts and Witness list are available for all days of the hearing.
  • A webcast of the hearing is available as well as an audio version.
  • Post-hearing submissions were received.

Further assistance

If you are having difficulty viewing any of the documents on this page, or require an accessible format, please email ACRCenquiries@royalcommission.gov.au.

If you are unable to communicate via email please phone the Royal Commission on 1800 960 711 to make alternative arrangements.

Content Warning: Please be aware that images and descriptions contained within exhibits tendered at hearings of the Royal Commission and public submissions published on this website could be confronting to some.

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Documents

Exhibits

To see a full list of all exhibits tendered to the Royal Commission please visit the Document Library.

Publications

The Royal Commission will publish its reports and other papers as they become available.  A range of research papers, background papers and related publications are also available.