Royal commissions and inquiries

We help organisations prepare effectively for, and respond to, Royal Commissions and Inquiries.

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Our Experience

Proximity has a team of experts with significant experience drawn from working on a range of Commonwealth and State Royal Commissions.

If your organisation is preparing for an imminent Inquiry, understanding how Royal Commissions operate will be vital for your organisation to develop sound submissions, responses and witness statements.

Our team offers practical insights to help your organisation co-operate effectively with the Inquiry and solicitors assisting, manage document requests, prepare witnesses, respond to questions and to prepare for both interim and final Inquiry findings and recommendations.

Skills and expertise

Our expert Advisors will assist you to develop strategic policy responses to the issues and themes likely to be the focus of an Inquiry.

We will help you identify and address systemic issues that span service delivery, regulatory or compliance functions.

Our team will draft and collate coherent, accurate and comprehensive response documents  – an ability valued by our clients time and again.

Our team has worked on a range of Inquiries, including:

  • the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse
  • the Royal Commission into the prevention of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability
  • the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the NT
  • the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System
  • the Victorian Royal Commission into Crown Casino.

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WinnerMy Business Awards2020

Professional Services Business of the Year

FinalistAustralian Law Awards2020

Employer of Choice


Top 10 Procurement Consulting / Professional Services Companies


ALPMA / Lexis Nexis Thought Leadership Awards

WinnerAustralasian Lawyer Magazine2016

Top 30 Innovative Firms of the Year

Commonwealth Panels and Marketplaces

  • Australian Government Management Advisory Services Panel
  • Australian Government DTA Cloud Services Panel
  • Australian Government DTA Digital Marketplace
  • Australian Government Governance and Executive Search Panel
  • Defence Support Services Panel
  • Western Sydney Airport Professional Services Panel

State and Territory Panels and Marketplaces

  • ACT Government Light Rail Stage 2 Advisors Panel
  • ACT Professional Advisory Services Panel
  • Victorian eServices Register
  • Victorian Professional Advisory Services Panel

Nicole Elliott

Special Advisor | Proximity

M 0422 225 094


Contact Nicole, our service lead

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We collaborate with you to overcome challenges and achieve excellent outcomes. By creating an exceptional workplace culture, we equip our people with the confidence and knowledge to find the ‘right fit’ solution for your needs.

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Our team members are true experts in their field, who share their insights generously, at every step of the way.

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