Royal Commission hearings begin in Adelaide this Monday

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety will hold its first public hearing in Adelaide from Monday 11 February to Wednesday 13 February and from Monday 18 February to Friday 22 February 2019.

Subjects to be covered in this hearing will be:

  • The key features of the aged care quality, safety and complaints system at the level of the Australian Government, including how that system was operated, monitored and regulated prior to 1¬†January¬†2019 and how it is expected that the system will be operated, monitored and regulated following the establishment of the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission.
  • The changing demographics of the Australian population and the implications this has for the aged care system.
  • The nature and meaning of 'quality' and 'safety' within the Australian aged care system, as those concepts are understood from a variety of national perspectives.
  • Key issues affecting the functioning of the Australian aged care system identified from the perspectives of representative bodies, and from the experience of people receiving or seeking aged care services.

Attendance at the hearings

The media and the public are welcome to attend the hearings. There will be limited seats inside the courtroom but seating will be available in two neighbouring courtrooms where the hearing can be viewed on a large screen.

Media will have a small number of reserved seats in the main courtroom and will have access to a Media Room. Media attending are reminded to make themselves familiar with the Media Guidelines for attending hearings.

Further details about the hearings are available on the Royal Commission website.

The Adelaide hearings will begin at 10:00 am, Monday 11 February through to Wednesday 13 February and Monday 18 February to Friday 22 February 2019, Court 11, Roma Mitchell Commonwealth Law Courts, 3 Angas St, Adelaide SA 5000.

Published on 8 February 2019.