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2020-11 AAG response Counsel Assisting recommendations to Royal Commission into Aged Care

In the Final Hearing of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety on 22-23 October 2020, Senior Counsel Assisting, Peter Gray QC and Peter Rozen QC, presented submissions on behalf of the Counsel Assisting team over two days. Counsel Assisting have also published final written submissions, which include 124 proposed recommendations and an annexure on the timing of implementation of these proposed recommendations. Counsel submitted recommendations for the consideration of the Commissioners, and for any response by interested parties by 12 November 2020.

In the Final Hearing of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety on 22-23 October 2020, Senior Counsel Assisting, Peter Gray QC and Peter Rozen QC, presented submissions on behalf of the Counsel Assisting team over two days. Counsel Assisting have also published final written submissions, which include 124 proposed recommendations and an annexure on the timing of implementation of these proposed recommendations. Counsel submitted recommendations for the consideration of the Commissioners, and for any response by interested parties by 12 November 2020.

On 12 November 2020, AAG submitted this response to the Counsel Assisting’s recommendations.

Due to the short turnaround time for responses to the Counsel Assisting submissions precluding comprehensive members consultation, AAG’s responses were based solely on previously developed AAG and ATSIAAG positions (including those published in AAG policy papers and previous AAG submissions). These previously published AAG and ATSIAAG positions provided the basis for clear responses to the Counsel Assisting’s submissions. We thank all the AAG and ATSIAAG members who have previously worked to develop these key AAG papers referenced in our submission to the Counsel Assisting recommendations, including:

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