Policy, Research & International

Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality & Safety

AAG's response to the Royal Commission

AAG wants strong engagement with our 1,300 plus members in developing responses to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.

Building on our initial engagement with members to the Commission’s terms of reference, AAG is planning to provide targeted submission/s aligned to these terms. Our focus will be where AAG can add most value through our unique approach (framed by our purpose and principle), both on key issues and in addressing gaps not likely to be picked up by others.  We are also looking to provide a high level, big-picture perspective identifying aspirations and key directions for transforming ageing and aged care.

The size of the submission/s will depend upon the level of resourcing AAG is able to commit, which we are currently assessing. 

Over the coming weeks we will engage members including through AAG’s Special Interest Groups, ATSIAAG, Divisions and individually, to access expertise and gather ideas that will form the basis for our submissions.

Click here to provide your feedback on AAG’s proposed focus, and for your ideas and interest in engaging in our submission/s.

About the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

AAG helped shape the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety in October 2018, when 20 key themes were provided within three days by 50 of our 1,300 members. Nearly all of these were incorporated in the final terms of reference.

The Commission had a preliminary hearing on the 18th January 2019 which outlined its focus. Hearings commenced with witnesses on the stand from the 11th February. 

Submissions deadline is currently the 30th June.  An interim report is due by 31st October 2019 and the final report is due by 30th April 2020.

For more information about the Royal Commission including terms of reference, submissions, transcripts and timings click here and to subscribe to updates from the Royal Commission click here

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