A royal commission is a major ad-hoc formal public inquiry into a defined issue in some monarchies. They have been held in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and Saudi Arabia. A royal commission is similar in function to a commission of inquiry found in other countries such as Ireland, South Africa, and regions such as Hong Kong. It has considerable powers, generally greater even than those of a judge but restricted to the terms of reference of the commission. The commission is created by the head of state on the advice of the government and formally appointed by letters patent. In practice—unlike lesser forms of inquiry—once a commission has started the government cannot stop it. Consequently, governments are usually very careful about framing the terms of reference and generally include in them a date by which the commission must finish.
Readers might have been surprised this week when John Brumby’s police minister Bob Cameron emerged as the latest political figure to find himself in the crosshairs of the widening Royal Commission.. The Age - Published
More funding is needed to keep small non profit aged providers afloat. The Royal Commission on Aged Care heard their financial situation is precarious, they find it difficult to get qualified staff,.. The Age - Published
A barrage of complaints triggered by the Royal Commission into Victoria's Mental Health System forced the office of the state's Mental Health Complaints Commissioner to limit advertising its.. The Age - Published
On the 22 August 1985, Justice Evatt, head of the Royal Commission into Agent Orange, handed in his nine volume report to Parliament that laid the blame for the veterans' problems on the "normal.. The Age - Published
Aged care far from family is considered a "death sentence" by Indigenous people and to "lock them away" would deprive the community of a deep network of cultural knowledge, a Royal Commission has.. The Age - Published
Older people in remote parts of Australia were being hospitalised at four times the rate of other Australians for avoidable conditions. The Royal Commission into Aged Care also heard how services.. The Age - Published
Most Indigenous people are shunning residential aged care, preferring to stay with family, community and on country, the Royal Commission on Aged Care Quality and Safety heard today. The Age - Published