Pillar 5: Governance

New legislation and stronger governance will underpin the aged care reforms. The Australian Government will invest $698.3 million for these reforms.

This includes a new consumer-focused Aged Care Act to ensure high quality, safe, compassionate and individually tailored aged care services for senior Australians.

We will create a new Inspector-General of Aged Care role. We will also establish a National Aged Care Advisory Council and Council of Elders to put senior Australians at the forefront of the future of aged care.

Through strong leadership and governance, we will also deliver improvements in services for vulnerable groups of senior Australians, including:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • people who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness
  • senior Australians living in regional, rural and remote Australia.

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    • read and respond

    The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission wants to hear from home service providers, workers, recipients and their families or carers about how it can improve the way it communicates and engages.


    Closing date: 5.00pm AEDT,
    Friday 11 February 2022

    Audiences: Senior Australians, carers and families, Aged care workers, Providers (i.e. administrators and owners), Aged care experts and peak organisations

    Reform pillar: Home care

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