National Aged Care Advisory Council

The National Aged Care Advisory Council has been established as part of new governance arrangements arising from our aged care reforms. It plays a critical role ensuring advice reflects the needs and expectations of senior Australians, their families and carers and the diverse needs of these groups.

Role

The National Aged Care Advisory Council provides expert advice to Government on key matters relating to the:

  • aged care sector including to support implementation of the reforms, ensuring advice reflects the needs and expectations of senior Australians their families and carers and the diverse needs of these groups. 

This includes providing advice on:

  • navigating aged care services
  • building the capability of providers and workforce to meet the changing requirements under the reforms.

The advisory council ensures the needs and aspirations of senior Australians are considered regardless of their location or circumstance, with a need to protect the interests of the vulnerable and disadvantaged.

We report on the diverse issues, views, and perspectives of senior Australians on aged care reforms to the Minister for Health and Aged Care and the Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care Services.

More information on the advisory council's role is contained in the Terms of Reference.

Members

The background and experience of the members is reflective of the significant role the National Aged Care Advisory Council will play in implementing aged care reforms.

Members Position
Ms Andrea Coote Chair

Ms Rachel Argaman OAM

Council member

Mr Michael Baird AO

Council member

Ms Jennene Buckley

Council member

Mr Andrew Condon

Council member
Ms Jody Currie Council member

Ms Emma Hossack

Council member

Dr Sandra Iuliano

Council member

Ms Claerwen Little

Council member

Ms Libby Lyons

Council member

Ms Maree McCabe AM

Council member

Ms Gail Mulcair

Council member

Assoc. Prof. Michael Murray AM

Council member

Ms Mary Patetsos

Council member
Mr Craig Gear OAM  Council member

Mr Graeme Prior

Council member

Mr Ian Yates AM

Council member

Meetings

The National Aged Care Advisory Council currently meets monthly.

Communiques

Related committees and groups

In addition to the National Aged Care Advisory Council, the Australian Government has established a Council of Elders that provides advice from senior Australians about aged care reform and ageing generally.

Three working groups are being established to provide advice to the National Aged Care Advisory Council:

  1. Financing and Markets Advisory Working Group
  2. Workforce Advisory Working Group
  3. Quality Advisory Working Group.

National Aged Care Advisory Council Contact

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