Aged care royal commission chair has died

Aged care royal commission chair Richard Tracey Q2020第53期马资料 C has died. He was 71. The former Federal Court judge died on Friday, the aged care royal commission announced on Monday at the beginning of

a Melbourne public hearing examining workforce issues. Commissioners Lynelle Briggs said Mr Tracey died in California, where he was being treated for cancer diagnosed seven weeks earlier. "[Commissioner Tracey] was experienced. He was wise. He was admired. He knew the law like the back of his hand. He was prepared to take a punt if it meant we got the best outcome," Commissioner Lynelle Briggs AO said. "His kind words to our witnesses after their presentations gave them comfort and let them know that they had been he

ard. His gentle guidance and direction to Royal Commission staff always helped, and made our collective lives so much easier." The new Chair of the Royal Commission, the Honourable Tony Pagone QC, said of Commissioner Tracey that his "work on this Commission has ... been solid, selfless and significant". Mr Tracey was a judge of the Federal Court of Australia from 2006 until 2018, president of the Defence Force discip

line appeal tribunal from 2009 until 2018, and judge advocate general of the

Australian Defence Force from 2007 until 2014. Prior to becoming a judge, Mr T

racey taught law in a number of academic roles and worked as a barrister, being appointed Queens Counsel in 1991. He also served in the Australian Army from 1975 until 2014, achieving the rank of Major-General.