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

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.