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Law Council of Australia


Terms of Reference – Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

4 October 2018

The Law Council of Australia has welcomed the Australian Government’s decision to establish a Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety (the Royal Commission).

The decision to consult with the community, including residents, their families and aged care providers, prior to settling the Royal Commission’s detailed Terms of Reference, was also welcomed.

The Law Council gratefully received input from the Queensland Law Society (QLS), Law Society of New South Wales (LSNSW), Law Society Northern Territory (LSNT), the Law institute of Victoria (LIV) and the Law Society of South Australia (LSSA), its National Elder Law and Succession Law Committee, and its Family Law Section regarding the draft Terms of Reference.


The Australian Government has indicated that the Royal Commission’s Terms of Reference are likely to cover:

As a result of the input received the Law Council has recommended that in addition to the above matters, the Terms of Reference should also address:

The Law Council may also make a submission to the Royal Commission in due course.



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