Skip to main content

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

The hearing commenced at 9:30am (AEDT) on Thursday, 22 October 2020. It can be viewed through the Royal Commission webcast.

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.

Responses to Counsel Assisting's submissions


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.

Responses to Counsel Assisting’s final submissions were invited following the hearing, with the deadline set for 4:00pm AEDT, on 12 November 2020.

Responses were called to address:

  • each of the 124 recommendations proposed by Counsel Assisting
  • eight additional matters addressed in Counsel Assisting’s final submissions, namely:
    • My Aged Care and an improved provider search function
    • Care at home
    • Allied health care
    • Workforce: short term arrangements to increase wages
    • Direct employment of care workers
    • Informal carers: leave entitlement
    • Financing
    • Capital financing
  • seven topics about which Commissioner Briggs made remarks during the hearing, namely:
    • Aged care policy principles
    • System design and governance
    • Program management
    • Restraints
    • Provider leadership and culture
    • Research and data governance
    • Capital financing

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.