Role

The working group advises on issues related to the potential reform of the residential aged care funding system.

This includes issues related to:

For full details, view the working group’s Terms of Reference.

The Resource Utilisation and Classification Study (RUCS) developed the AN-ACC with advice from the RUCS Sector Reference Group. RUCS finished in December 2018 and the reference group ended in late 2019.

More information about the RUCS and report findings can be viewed online.

Members

RAC Funding Reform Working Group members as at March 2021.

Role

Name

Position and organisation

Chair

Nigel Murray

Assistant Secretary
Funding Policy and Prudential Branch
Department of Health

Departmental clinical representative

 Prof Alison McMillan

Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer
Department of Health

IHPA representative

Joanne Fitzgerald

Executive Director
Policy and Classification
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA)
Department of Health

Member

 Dr Chris Moy

Vice President
Australian Medical Association 

Member

Claerwen Little

National Director
Uniting Care Australia

Member

David Fisher

Executive Director Corporate Services, Juniper

Aged Care Workforce Remote Accord

Member

David Maher

Managing Director

Catholic Healthcare

Member

Derek Dittrich

Policy Manager
Aged and Community Services Australia

Member

Felicity Beaulieu

Chief Operating Officer, Residential, Bethanie

Allied Health Professions Australia

Member

Ian Yates

Chief Executive
COTA Australia

Member

Janet Newlands

Director of Care Services (regional, rural and remote providers)

Beauaraba Living

Member

Prof John McCallum

Chief Executive Officer
National Seniors Australia

Member

Julie Reeves

Federal Professional Officer

Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation

Member

Kylie Laird

General Manager, Funding

Japara Healthcare Limited

Member

Larissa Hinds

National Manager, Aged Care Transformation

 Services Australia

Member

Louise Connelly

Manager, Finance

Life Care

Member

Maree McCabe

Chief Executive Officer
Dementia Australia

Member

Mary Carroll

Manager Systems and Funding -Residential and Health Care

UnitingCare Australia

Member

Nick Mersiades

Director, Aged Care
Catholic Health Australia

Member

Paul Versteege

Policy Manager
Combined Pensioners and Superannuants Association

Member

Penny Lello

Director, Deepening Change

Independent Consumer Representative

Member

Sophia Petrov

Director, Aged Care Reform Team
National Aged Care Alliance

Member

Sue Elderton

National Policy Manager
Carers Australia

Member

 Tim Hicks

General Manager, Policy & Advocacy
Leading Ageing Services Australia 

Member

Prof Yun-Hee Jeon

Program Director, StepUp for Dementia Research

University of Sydney

Communiqués

The working group meets as needed. The Chair decides the format and location of the meetings as they occur.

We publish the meeting communiqués online after each meeting.

Residential Aged Care Funding Reform Working Group Secretariat

Contact the secretariat if you have questions about the RAC Funding Reform Working Group.

ACFR [at] health.gov.au

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Last updated: 
8 April 2021
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