AS the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety draws to a close, a final hearing will be held October 22 and 23 to hear submissions from Counsel Assisting.
For the final hearing, Senior Counsel Assisting, Peter Gray QC and Peter Rozen QC, will both present submissions on behalf of the Counsel Assisting team over the two days.
Counsel intend to submit recommendations for the consideration of the Commissioners, and for any response by interested parties, on all material aspects of the work of the Royal Commission save for long-term financing options.
A process of consultation on financing options remains in progress.
Counsel will not repeat the submissions they made on workforce on February 26, 2020 and on program redesign on March 4, 2020, but will address workforce and program design topics that were not covered in those submissions.
There will be an opportunity for interested parties to make written submissions in response to Counsel Assisting's final submissions.
Responding submissions will be required to be made by November 12, 2020. Details on the form and length of the submissions will be announced by the Commissioners at the hearing.
The Counsel Assisting's Final Submissions Hearing will be a virtual hearing with no public access. It will begin at 10am (AEDT) and can be viewed through the Royal Commission webcast.
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