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September 2018


Reaffirmed Commitment to Partnering for Good Health and Wellbeing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

26 September 2018

Media release

Australia’s peak bodies for Indigenous health and specialist medicine have reaffirmed their commitment to working with the Australian Government as partners in reducing the current gap in health outcomes and life expectancy between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous Australians under the Closing the Gap strategy.


Reminder: Consultation Open for Aged Care Royal Commission

24 September 2018

Media release

Approximately 3,000 submissions have been received so far on the Terms of Reference for the Royal Commission into the aged care sector, with just one day left before online submissions close.


Increase in Aged Care Complaints Received

21 September 2018

Media release

The past year has seen a 23 per cent increase in the number of complaints received by the Aged Care Complaints Commissioner.


Community Urged to Contribute to Aged Care Royal Commission

18 September 2018

Media release

The community can have its say on the Terms of Reference of the Royal Commission into the Aged Care Sector with an online feedback tool now available.


Morrison Government Committed to Aged Care Quality

18 September 2018

Media release

Like anyone who watched last night’s Four Corners program, I was absolutely appalled by the lack of care shown for some of Australia’s most vulnerable citizens.


Blueprint for Professional Aged Care Workforce Growth

13 September 2018

Media release

A blueprint for the aged care sector to rapidly grow Australia’s professional aged care workforce – estimated to require almost one million workers by 2050 – has been developed by an industry-led expert taskforce.


$106 million boost to support older Australians with better care

12 September 2018

Media release

The Australian Government will significantly boost support for older Australians with an injection of $106 million to support better facilities, better care and better standards in aged care.


Strong New Standards Promise Aged Care Certainty

11 September 2018

Media release

Millions of senior Australians are set to benefit from stronger aged care quality standards, as the Australian Government’s comprehensive aged care overhaul moves into top gear.


Public consultation open for draft single Charter of Aged Care Rights

05 September 2018

Media release

A draft single charter outlining the rights of aged care consumers, regardless of their subsidised care type, is now open for public consultation.

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