Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety
It was announced by the Government today that the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has been formally established by the Governor General and will be based in Adelaide.
This announcement follows from Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s announcement on 16 September of the Government’s decision to establish such a commission, after learning about instances of abuses and sub-standard aged care experienced by senior Australians.
The Liberal National Government would like to thank the community for their support for the establishment of the Royal Commission, as around 5,1000 submissions were received from aged care consumers and workers, families, carers, health professionals and providers. The commission is a vital step for Australia to determine the full extent of the problems in aged care and to understand how we can meet the challenges and the opportunities of delivering aged care services now and into the future.
The Royal Commission will report by April 30 2020, with an interim report due by October 31 2019. This commission is an important step in building a national culture of respect for ageing and our senior Australians, and I hope that this will positively impact on the care received by senior constituents in the Sturt electorate.
For more information on the Royal Commission into Aged Care, visit https://www.ag.gov.au/About/RoyalCommissions/Pages/acrc.aspx.