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Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

Russell Kennedy is a leader in the provision of legal services to the aged care sector. This, combined with our extensive experience representing clients in Royal Commissions and Public Inquiries, places us in a unique position to provide expert advice and representation to aged care providers in relation to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.
This unique combination of expertise will enable us to advise you on the impact the Royal Commission may have on your organisation and what you should do next. We seek to assist you to protect your organisation and its reputation, and to improve the quality of the outcomes from the Royal Commission.

Information about Russell Kennedy

Download our summary capability statement here. Should you require a further outline of our offering for the Royal Commission, please contact Victor Harcourt on 03 9609 1693 or

Resources and Tools to download

The Governor-General has released the Terms of Reference for the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety. We encourage providers to become familiar with the scope of the Commissioners’ inquiry.

Read our detailed summary of the Terms of Reference in our Alert here.

The Governor-General has released the Terms of Reference for the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety. We encourage providers to become familiar with the scope of the Commissioners’ inquiry.

Access the Terms of Reference

Download the Terms of Reference Diagram

Download the Guidance

The Guidance describes:

  • The purposes and functions of Royal Commissions generally
  • The key lessons Russell Kennedy has learnt from its experience in past Royal Commissions and inquiries
  • What the likely outcomes of the Royal Commission will be for aged care providers and the industry
  • The areas we foresee the Royal Commission inquiring into
  • Russell Kennedy’s top tips for preparing your organisation

Download Checklist

The Checklist guides you to:

  • Design a team to assist you in preparing your organisation for the Royal Commission
  • Decide on the level of stakeholder engagement
  • Consider what documents your organisation should begin compiling and analysing
  • Review your organisation’s risk profile in light of the possible issues the Royal Commission and media will be focusing on
  • Identify the continuous improvement strategies needed to reduce your organisation’s risk

Download the Three Year Review

The Three Year Review:

  • Sets out the most recent reviews and inquiries into aged care to assist you with compiling your past responses and submissions
  • Is designed to support any submissions your organisation makes to the Royal Commission

Webinars and Videos

Webinar: The Aged Care Royal Commission - What does it mean for you?

Topic: Russell Kennedy Lawyers discusses the impact the Royal Commission will have on your business and your community.

Date: Tuesday 9 October 2018


Click here or the image above to watch a recording of the webinar.

Inquiries specific to Royal Commission into Aged Care


Russell Kennedy have a dedicated email address designed for those enquiries relating to quick questions about the Royal Commission and its impact on your aged care organisation. Feel free to email your query to and we will reply to your query within 48 hours.

Our Aged Care and Retirement Living team regularly contribute to publications such as Australian Ageing Agenda Magazine, ACSA’s Agendas, LASA’s Fusion, and Aged Care INsite magazine.

International business publication Corporate INTL named Russell Kennedy Lawyers 2014 Aged Care Law Firm of the Year in Australia.

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