Read published submissions
The Royal Commission received and published a range of submissions over the lifetime of the inquiry. You can view these submissions on the Royal Commission website.
How public submissions were used
The information given in the form of public submissions was invaluable to the work of the Royal Commission. Every single submission was recorded, reviewed and used to inform the Royal Commission's inquiry.
Sensitive information that was provided in a submission was protected by the Royal Commission, and if it was referred to during its proceedings or in its reports this was done without revealing the identity of the person or entity who supplied the information. At the conclusion of the Royal Commission, all of its records, including submissions, become subject to requests under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act). Royal Commissions are not subject to the FOI Act while they are in operation.
We thank everyone who made a submission, for assisting the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety with its work.