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About the Commission

In 2006, the Council of Australian Governments established the Commission to lead and coordinate national improvements in the safety and quality of health care. The Commission’s permanent status was confirmed with the passage of the National Health and Hospitals Network Act 2011, and its role was codified in the National Health Reform Act 2011. The Commission commenced as an independent statutory authority on 1 July 2011, funded jointly by the Australian Government and state and territory governments.