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28 Aug 19

The Royal Commission on Aged Care: What can it do and how can you contribute?

Please note that due to an unforeseeable issue with presenter availability
we have been forced to reschedule this event to:

Wednesday 28th August 10.30am - 11.30am AEST

Please note that we will be recording this webinar and a link to that
recording together with a pdf of the slide presentations (subject to the
consent of our presenters) will be sent to all registrants after the event.

Few of us have ever participated in a Royal Commission, but many AAG members are following the Aged Care Royal Commission closely. This Forum will provide insights into three aspects of how the Aged Care Royal Commission is operating and information that is becoming available in a wider context.

The scene will be set with an account of why Royal Commissions can be called, what they do, how they go about collecting information and developing recommendations, and what happens after the Commission presents its report.

Two case studies from speakers representing organisations that have made submissions will show how AAG members can participate. These case studies from consumer and workforce perspectives will show the range of issues being presented to the Commission that are of particular relevance to AAG members working in all fields of ageing.

This webinar gives a national audience the opportunity to learn from and interact with presenters from the Forum held by the ACT AAG Division at the ANU in June 2019. That Forum attracted a high level of interest and a capacity audience from across the ageing field.

The Webinar will give audience members the opportunity to ask questions in a Q&A with answers from all the speakers.

By joining the Webinar, you will:

  • Gain an understanding how the Royal Commission is operating.
  • See the range of issues raised in submissions from different perspectives.
  • Learn how you can, and why you should, make a submission.
  • Gain an early view of possible future policy directions.
  • Have your questions answered.

Hear from our panel of leading experts:

Professor Emeritus Robin Creyke, School of Law, ANU.

Professor Emeritus Robin Creyke has extensive experience in tribunals and other legal processes dealing with matters affecting older people and people with disabilities, including veterans. Her pioneering work on elder abuse and substitute decision making has influenced Australian policy and has set these issues in the frameworks of civil and criminal law and human rights.

Professor John McCallum, CEO and Research Director, National Seniors

Professor John McCallum has brought his long career in ageing research to bear on the development of a sound evidence base for shaping National Seniors policy positions on many issues. He has appeared at a hearing of the Royal Commission and his witness statement can be accessed here.

Annie Butler, Federal Secretary, Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation.

Annie Butler was a nurse for almost 20 years before taking up her current position and so has first-hand experience of the changing challenges facing the nursing workforce. She has represented the ANMF in many Australian and International forums to advance the roles of nurses as leaders in shaping quality of health and aged care. She has appeared at a hearing of the Royal Commission and her witness statement can be accessed here.

Convened by:

Anna Howe
Former AAG President 1997-2000
AAG Presidential Life Member

AAG Webinar series is proudly partnered with:

Important notice regarding our webinars

AAG has been successfully running these webinars for number of years now. However we have noticed recently that increasing numbers of our registrants are experiencing difficulties when trying to join the online event.

In all cases this is as a result of the IT set-up at your end. Healthcare and academic workplaces are introducing increasing levels of security to guard against viruses and data theft. Some of those security measures are disrupting the connection to our Go-to-Training Software. There are also some situations where registrants need to make adjustments to the set-up of their home IT before they can successfully join.

It is therefore vitally important that you test your connection before the day of the event.

We are a small organisation in terms of employed staff and on the day of the event most of our resources are dedicated to delivering the webinar, we cannot therefore promise to be available to help you with connection enquiries either just before or after the event has actually started.

For a guide on how to test your connection please click here


Once you complete the registrations process below you will get two e-mails. One from us confirming registration and the other from GoToTraining (the software that we use for our webinars) from this sender address

Recently Microsoft Outlook has been consigning these important emails to junk or spam. You need this second email in order to participate in the event, it contains the link that you need to join. Please ensure that you retrieve the item from spam/junk and "Report as not junk". Some of you may have to ask your IT departments for help in unblocking this address.

Apologies for this potential inconvenience but we are at the mercy of the IT industry in all this.

Event Date & Time: Wednesday 28th August 10.30pm - 11.30pm AEST

Registrations Open: 16th Jul 19 1:00 AM

Registrations Close: 28th Aug 19 9:50 AM

Places Available: 46

Your Investment

AAG Members: FREE
NZAG Members: FREE
ERA Members: FREE
Non-Members: $50.00

NZAG/ANZSGM/ERA Members will receive a discount voucher code from their association.

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