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The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety (the Aged Care Royal Commission) was established on 8 October 2018, with the Honourable Richard Tracey AM RFD QC and Ms Lynelle Briggs AO appointed as Royal Commissioners. An additional commissioner, the Hon Gaetano (Tony) Pagone QC, was appointed on 13 September 2019.
This quick guide outlines what a Royal Commission is, the background to the establishment of the Aged Care Royal Commission, its scope and aims, and how it has and will continue to operate until the handing down of the final report in November 2020.