At a one-day hearing, Counsel Assisting gave oral submissions relating to public hearing 13, which focused on a group home run by NSW provider Sunnyfield. Counsel presented a number of proposed findings to the Commissioners, for them to accept or reject as they see fit. No witnesses were present, but legal representation for Sunnyfield, Eliza and the NSW Ombudsman all made oral submissions.
Counsel Assistingâs written submissions suggest to the Commission that it make 23 adverse findings against Sunnyfield and one against the NSW Ombudsman. Sunnyfieldâs legal representation argued against the need for the Commission to make any adverse findings, but did accept the recommendations, which included withdrawing an eviction notice and meeting with the residentsâ families to apologise, and discuss redress and additional supports.