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Briefing: Royal Commission into Aged Care public hearings

Posted 19 February 2019

The first round of public hearings, for the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, opened in Adelaide on Monday 11 February. Scheduled to run for eight days from 11 February to Wednesday 13 February and then from Monday 18 to 22 February, the Royal Commission will call 26 witnesses to give evidence in February.

The VHA has developed a member briefing which provides a summary of the first week of hearings, for the period Monday 11 February to Wednesday 13 February. It also includes high-level information about the provider survey response rate and public submissions received by the Royal Commission to date. The briefing is available here.

Public hearings resumed on Monday 18 February and the VHA will continue to develop member updates as the Royal Commission progresses.

For more information on the VHA’s response to the Royal Commission or member support available contact Ali Georgalas, Advisor, Policy and Advocacy at the VHA, on 03 9094 7715 or at


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