What is a "Royal Commission"?

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  • AndersonsInfo
    Royal Commissions- What the *Bleep* Do I Know About Them?
    Royal Commissions seem to be called into anything nowadays but do you know what they actually are?
  • zeb

    look up the Royal Commission site it has explanation or go to Wikipedia.

    best wishes

    An RC does have enough clout btw to enable Criminal Proceedings to follow findings within a commission - Not directly within the RC but post its hearings [See the Definitions on RC's]
  • umbertoecho

    Not quite accurate. This Royal Commission has the power to recommend compensation for example, oh....And make sure that courts take note of it's recommendations. It is powerful enough to force the WT to hand over documents. Something that WT has often failed to do. It has the power to deeply effect legislation and get it passed. Royal Commission took on Philip Morris " a very powerful cigarette company "... and compel them to remove all brand colours; to be replaced with drab olive green and horrid images.

    This advertising giant then brought in it's big guns, but they did not prevail......Don't think this is just a nice chat over a coffee, about the sorry state of affairs in the world, then off home to forget it all.........There are consequences that arise out of the invaluable findings of such commissions.

  • the girl next door
    the girl next door

    Please stipulate exactly what is not quite accurate. The video? Which statements? The comments?

  • LisaRose

    It sounds a bit like a congressional hearing the U.S..

    A Royal Commission is a major ad-hoc formal public inquiry into a defined issue in some monarchies. They have been held in theUnited Kingdom, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and Saudi Arabia. A Royal Commission is similar in function to a Commission of Enquiry (or Inquiry) found in other countries such as Ireland, South Africa, and Hong Kong.

    A Royal Commissioner has considerable powers, generally greater even than those of a judge but restricted to the terms of reference of the Commission. The Commission is created by the Head of State (the Sovereign, or his/her representative in the form of a Governor-General or Governor) on the advice of the Government and formally appointed by Letters Patent. In practice—unlike lesser forms of inquiry—once a Commission has started the government cannot stop it. Consequently governments are usually very careful about framing the Terms of Reference and generally include in them a date by which the commission must finish.

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