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Royal Commissions

Working paper

30 years on: Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody recommendations remain unimplemented

This paper outlines concerns with the 2018 Deloitte Access Economics review of the implementation of the 339 recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody.

Royal Commission into Victoria's Mental Health System: final report

In this final report, the Royal Commission has set out an ambitious reform agenda to redesign Victoria’s mental health and wellbeing system. Achieving the vision will require a collaborative and collective effort, and shared responsibility across governments, service providers, community groups, advocates, people with lived...

Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety final report: care, dignity and respect

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has completed its inquiry and has tabled this final report. The Commissioners, Tony Pagone and Lynelle Briggs, call for fundamental reform of Australia's aged care system.

Aboriginal deaths in custody: the Royal Commission and its records, 1987–97

This guide is the only comprehensive listing of the huge volume of records created by the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. The records include individual case files, submissions, research reports, the papers of the Commissioners and staff, the records of legal counsel, and...
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Is it a crime to attack a royal commissioner?

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has defended Dyson Heydon's integrity and warned Labor MPs that it is a criminal offence to criticise a royal commissioner.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Brendan O'Connor incorrect on Cole royal commission cost

Opposition employment and workplace relations spokesman Brendan O'Connor claims the 2001 Building and Construction Industry Royal Commission cost $66 million, equating to $100 million in today's dollars.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Can ASIC do the same job as a financial industry royal commission?

Labor promises to hold a royal commision into "misconduct in the banking and financial services industry". But Treasurer Scott Morrison claims there is nothing that ASIC can't do that a royal commission can do.

Justice tempered

This report finds that the Australian finance sector’s concentration on profits at all costs compromises the ethical integrity of workers in the industry. The report argues that while the Banking Royal Commission uncovered widespread misconduct in Australia’s banking and financial services sector, it failed to...
Discussion paper

Rights and attitudes: issues paper

This issues paper looks at the awareness and recognition of the rights of people with disability. The Commission wants to learn more about the level of awareness that people with disability, and the wider community, have about the rights of people with disability.

Report of case study no. 28: Catholic Church authorities in Ballarat

At the time of the public hearing some clergy and religious who were considered in the case study were the subject of criminal investigations or charges. Where the Royal Commission considered it appropriate to do so, those individuals were given a pseudonym so as not...