Adelaide Hearing 2: Aged Care in the Home

The Royal Commission will hold a public hearing in Adelaide from Monday 18 March 2019 to Friday 22 March 2019. The public hearing will inquire into:

  • the perspective and experience of people seeking or receiving aged care services in their home, or their family members
  • quality and safety in aged care in the home, accessibility to aged care in the home, the interface between aged care in the home and other care, sustainability and the future of aged care in the home
  • other key issues affecting the functioning of the Australian aged care system as it relates to aged care in the home
  • the regulatory framework as it applies to aged care in the home.

The Royal Commission has approached the bodies and individuals from whom it seeks evidence for this public hearing.

Leave to appear

Applications for leave to appear at the public hearing from anyone who considers that they have a direct and substantial interest in the public hearing must be received by 5pm on Tuesday 12 March 2019. Representative bodies and other potential witnesses who have been invited to give evidence are invited to make an application for leave to appear. It is not anticipated that leave to appear extend to others at this public hearing. Any application for leave to appear will be determined in accordance with Practice Guideline 3 and must be made using the Royal Commission's application.

The Practice Guideline 3 and Application form are available for download below:

Further assistance

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