The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety was established on 8 October 2018 by the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd).
The Royal Commission will continue to accept submissions until at least the end of September 2019. A date for the closing of submissions will be announced in the second half of 2019.
On Tuesday 9 October Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the Terms of Reference for the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.
Family members of elder abuse victims have described it as “appalling” that they were shut out of the first aged care royal commission hearing, which this morning heard only 4 per cent of providers have so far been forthcoming with information.
Commissioners warn nursing homes and government not to try and deter whistleblowers
The investigation into abuse and mistreatment in Australia’s aged care services will be conducted amid a “rising torrent of concern that the system is faltering” and not “fit for purpose”, a royal commission has been told.
A surprising group of people stand to benefit from the aged care royal commission, whose hearings start today. These are residents of nursing homes in the far future — people in their 50s and 60s, and their children. How is that possible?