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Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality & Safety

AAG and ATSIAAG’s submission to the Royal Commission

On 12 August 2019 both AAG and the AAG ATSIAAG (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ageing Advisory Group) has now lodged submissions to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.  AAG’s submission provided guidance through a conceptual framework, that aimed to strategically structure and prioritise thinking, discussion and action for the reform of services and other support for older people. Whilst ATSIAAG focussed on what can be done for older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities.

To see AAG’s submission to the Royal Commission click here and for ATSIAAG’s submission click here.

AAG Members were given the opportunity to comment and provide feedback on AAG’s draft submission to the Royal Commission.  Members of ATSIAAG and Friends of ATSIAAG were given a similar opportunity for ATSIAAG’s submission.  Members provided excellent feedback to the drafts, both in terms of positive support for the approach to the submission and informed feedback, much of which was incorporated into the final version  AAG thanks its members for this contribution, as well as the Board members and staff engaged in its development that was ably facilitated by Incite Information.

On 10 September 2019, the AAG ATSIAAG and the Healing Foundation made a joint submission on the Stolen Generation and Aged Care, following a joint forum on the same subject on 5 June 2019.

To see the AAG ATSIAAG and Healing Foundation joint submission on the Stolen Generations in Aged Care for the Royal Commission into Aged Care click here which was submitted along with the joint submission’s attachments click here.   

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. 

The interim report of the Royal Commission will be provided by 31 October 2019 and the final report by 30 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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