Date published: 
11 December 2018
Media type: 
Media release
Audience: 
General public


Joint Media Release


The Hon Greg Hunt MP

Minister for Health

Member for Flinders



The Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP

Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care

Minister for Indigenous Health

Member for Hasluck



11 December 2018



The Honourable Richard Tracey AM RFD QC has been appointed as a Commissioner for the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.



This appointment follows a request from the Honourable Justice Joseph McGrath for the revocation of his Commission, due to personal family reasons.



Mr Tracey will take up his appointment immediately, joining fellow Commissioner Lynelle Briggs AO.



Until August 2018, Mr Tracey served as a Judge of the Federal Court of Australia for 12 years and has been President of the Defence Force Discipline Appeal Tribunal and Judge Advocate General for the Australian Defence Force.



Mr Tracey’s appointment will have no impact on the timeframe for the conduct of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, with the Royal Commission to submit to the Governor-General an interim report by 31 October 2019 and a final report by 30 April 2020.



Media contacts:

Minister Hunt – Lema Samandar 0427 789 061

Minister Wyatt – Nick Way 0419 835 449



Authorised by Ken Wyatt AM, MP, Member for Hasluck.