COVID-19 Royal Commission

REPORT - April 2024

List of recommendations

Recommendation 1

3.101The committee recommends that the federal government establishes a royal commission to examine the Australian response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the consequential impacts on the Australian community.

Recommendation 2

3.102The committee recommends that the federal government encourages the states and territories to pass complementary legislation that would enable them to participate in the royal commission. State and territory governments that do not initially join the royal commission should be able to join the royal commission at a later date if they agree to do so.

Recommendation 3

3.103The committee recommends that the federal government adopt the terms of refence outlined in paragraphs 3.99 and 3.100 as the draft terms of reference.

Recommendation 4

3.104The committee recommends that the draft terms of reference for a COVID-19 Royal Commission are made available for public comment to allow the people of Australia an opportunity to provide input on the terms of reference prior to adoption.