Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

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Caring for our elders

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety began in January 2019, with the Final Report presented to the Governor-General, David Hurley AC DSC on 26 February 2021. It was tabled on 1 March 2021.

You can download the Final Report here.

National Seniors Australia welcomed the release of the findings and the Government’s initial response.

You can read more here.

Interim Report

An interim report was released on 31 October 2019.

Titled Neglect, the report highlights the litany of failures in the system and made several immediate recommendations to government, including the need for more home care places.

You can download the Interim Report here.

National Seniors' contribution

Through our advocacy work we have contributed to many aged care reforms over the years, but we see the Royal Commission (and its subsequent findings) as an important opportunity to fight for more.

National Seniors has made several key submissions and appeared before the commission to prosecute the case for change on behalf of all older Australians. We are also actively lobbying government directly and through the media to get your voice heard.

As our CEO, Professor John McCallum said, "There needs to be substantial changes made to the aged care system and we won’t rest until there is."

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Royal Commission Activities

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