Royal Commissions

Discussion paper

Group homes: issues paper

The Royal Commission is interested in the experiences of people with disability who have lived, or who are living in group homes. Living arrangements are a key issue for the Royal Commission to explore because we know that people with disability may experience violence, abuse...

Submission to the Royal Commission into Victoria's mental health system

The Victorian Aboriginal Children and Young People's Alliance's submission to the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System.

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

The Royal Commission into Victoria's Mental Health System has delivered its interim report to the Victorian government. This report contains a number of priority recommendations that address immediate needs, and also lays the foundations for a new approach to mental health.

Expert Advisory Committee on Perpetrator Interventions: final report

The Expert Advisory Committee on Perpetrator Interventions was established to advise the state government on the suite of family violence perpetrator interventions that should be available in Victoria to ensure the safety of more women and children. This report explores ways to strengthen existing and...
Discussion paper

Education and learning: issues paper

The Royal Commission has identified that abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability in the education sector is an important topic to address. This issues paper on education outlines the Commission's preliminary understanding of the key issues and barriers experienced by students with disability.

Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety interim report: Neglect

The Royal Commission’s Interim Report lays the foundations for the fundamental reform and redesign of Australia’s aged care system. It is clear that a fundamental overhaul of the design, objectives, regulation and funding of aged care in Australia is required – not merely patching up.
Briefing paper

A history of aged care reviews

This background paper provides an overview of many of the major public reports and inquiries related to publicly-funded aged care in Australia since 1997, with a greater focus on the more recent of them. It deals primarily with official inquiries that generally involved submissions and...

Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety: NACCHO submission

NACCHO’s submission includes feedback received from their member services, Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs), who deliver a range of services in urban, rural and remote communities across Australia.

Meeting the social and emotional support needs of older people using aged care services

Aged care services touch the lives of substantial – and increasing – numbers of people. This report draws data from several sources to explore how aged care services could better fulfil older people’s social and emotional support needs.

How Australian residential aged care staffing levels compare with international and national benchmarks

The Centre for Health Service Development, at the University of Wollongong, was commissioned by the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety to undertake this analysis of international and national staffing profiles for residential aged care services, in order to better understand how staffing...

VACCA Submission in response to the Royal Commission inquiry into Victoria’s mental health services

VACCA’s submission is based on our unique position as an ACCO providing a suite of services across the state supporting children, young people, families and community members. We have protected and promoted the rights of Aboriginal children and families for over forty years.

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety: a quick guide

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 will operate until the handing down of the final report in November 2020.

Indigenous super summit 2019: report

Against the background of last year’s Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and the Financial Services Industry, the third Indigenous Super Summit provided a timely opportunity for the industry to come together to examine progress to date on lifting standards of superannuation service...
Draft report

Draft accessibility strategy

The Disability Royal Commission’s draft accessibility strategy states the principles that will guide the Commission in its engagement with people with disability. It commits the Commission to putting people with disability first and explains how this objective will be achieved.

Restoring trust in Australia's financial system

The Morrison Government has released this strategy document to set out how the government will deliver on its response to the Royal Commission. The roadmap provides timelines for implementing the federal government's response, in an attempt to provide some clarity and certainty to consumers, the...

Submissions on care and protection

These NAAJA submissions respond to topics 1–11 identified by the Royal Commission in its call for submissions on care and protection of Aboriginal children in the Northern Territory.Given that the overwhelming majority of families involved with child protection services are Aboriginal, the new paradigm must...

Submissions on pre- and post-detention

This is NAAJA's submissions in response to topics identified by the Royal Commission in its call for submissions on pre- and post-detention. This submission paper aims to assist the Commission to frame practical recommendations that will improve outcomes for Aboriginal children and young people.
Briefing paper

Legislative framework for aged care quality and safety regulation

This paper summarises the key aspects of quality and safety regulation provided for in the Aged Care Act 1997 (Aged Care Act), the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Act 2018 (Quality and Safety Commission Act) and supporting legislative instruments.
Briefing paper

Carers of older Australians

Carers are critical to the sustainability of the aged care system. They provide support and services that may otherwise be funded by the taxpayer, the estimated value of which is significant. This paper provides an overview of the role of carers in supporting older people...

Providing aged-care through a tv screen

This report contains a review of the evidence behind the use of CCTV surveillance in Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACFs) in South Australia, and takes a closer look at the risks and benefits associated with the practice.