Role

The Aged Care Sector Committee:

  • advises the Australian Government on aged care policy development and implementation
  • consults between the Government and the aged care sector

View the committee’s Terms of Reference

Members

Committee members are from across the aged care sector including:

  • peak bodies
  • large for-profit and not-for-profit providers
  • consumers and workforce
  • the National Aged Care Alliance
  • the Department of Health

The independent chair of the committee is Mr David Tune, AO PSM.
 

Committee members

Role

Name

Position

Member

Dr Nicole Brooke

Executive Manager Care Services of Aged Care Plus, Aged Care Plus, The Salvation Army

Ex-officio member

Mr Mike Callaghan AM PSM

Chair, Aged Care Financing Authority

Ex-officio member

Ms Andrea Coote

Chair, Aged Care Quality and Safety Advisory Council

Ex-officio member

Ms Jody Currie

Representative, National Advisory Group for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Aged Care

Member

Ms Samantha Edmonds

Managing Director, Ageing with Pride

Member

Dr Stephen Judd

Chief Executive, HammondCare

Member

Ms Claerwen Little

National Director, UnitingCare Australia

Member Mr Michael Lye Deputy Secretary, Department of Health

Member

Ms Maree McCabe

CEO, Dementia Australia

Member

Professor John McCallum

CEO, National Seniors Australia

Member

Mr Nick Mersiades

Director of Aged Care, Catholic Health Australia

Ex-officio member

Professor John Pollaers OAM

Chair, Australian Industry and Skills Committee

Member

Mr Graeme Prior

CEO, Hall and Prior Health and Aged Care Group

Member

Ms Julie Reeves

Federal Professional Officer, Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation

Member

Mr Matthew Richter

CEO, The Aged Care Guild

Member

Mr Sean Rooney

CEO, Leading Age Services Australia

Member

Ms Patricia Sparrow

CEO, Aged and Community Services Australia

Member

Mr Ian Yates AM

Chief Executive, COTA Australia

Work

The work of the committee includes the following:

  • Aged Care Diversity Framework (2017) and action plans (2019)
    These are resources to help Government, aged care service providers, peak organisations and representative groups to address barriers faced by older people with diverse backgrounds or life experiences when accessing and receiving aged care.
  • Aged Care Roadmap (2016) 
    This presents the committee’s views on how to make the aged care system sustainable, consumer-driven and market-based. The Government considered these views in the May 2018 Budget.
  • Aged Care Sector Statement of Principles (2015) 
    This shows principles to guide changes in the aged care system and support partnership between consumers, providers, the aged care workforce and the Government.
  • Red Tape Reduction Action Plan (2015) 
    This outlines actions to reduce red tape for aged care providers and consumers. 

Meetings

Sub-groups

The committee currently has 2 sub-groups:

Contact

Aged Care Sector Committee contact

Email us if you have any questions about the Aged Care Sector Committee.

agedcaresectorcommittee [at] health.gov.au

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Last updated: 
22 January 2020
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