The First Nations Aged Care Governance Group (FNACGG)

The First Nations Aged Care Governance Group (FNAGG) advises the Department of Health and Aged Care on healthy ageing and aged care reform for First Nations people.

Role

The FNAGG works with the department to shape aged care policy and programs to reflect the interests and needs of First Nations people.

The group promotes First Nations’ voices and cultural safety as central to policy design and implementation. It provides the department with expertise and recommendations on improving the experiences of First Nations peoples eligible for, transitioning to, or receiving, aged care services and building a strong First Nations aged care sector.

It also ensures alignment with the interests and rights of diverse First Nations groups such as First Nations people with disability and gender diverse communities.

Members

Membership of the FNACGG are:

  • representatives from relevant aged care sector peak organisations, including
    the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ageing and Aged Care Council as the peak sector body for First Nations aged care
  • the Interim First Nations Aged Care Commissioner
  • other First Nations peak bodies
  • government stakeholders that support the partnership.
MemberRole and Organisation
Lisa Orcher (Co-Chair)CEO, National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ageing and Aged Care Council
Eliza Strapp (Co-Chair)First Assistant Secretary, Market and Workforce Division, Department of Health and Aged Care
Graham AitkenMember, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ageing Advisory Group,
Australian Association of Gerontology
Deleila RobertsMember, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ageing Advisory Group, Australian Association of Gerontology 
Ellen FinlayFirst Nations Policy and ATSIAAG Officer, Australian Association of Gerontology Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ageing Advisory Group
Adrian CarsonCEO, Institute for Urban Indigenous Health
Matt MooreGeneral Manager Aged Care, Institute for Urban Indigenous Health
Dawn CaseyDeputy CEO, National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation
Monica Barolits-McCabe Executive Director, National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation
Colleen GibbsExecutive Officer, National Health Leadership Forum  
Marilyn Morgan Director, National Health Leadership Forum
Donna MurrayCEO, Indigenous Allied Health Australia 
Shannan DodsonCEO, Healing Foundation
Ali DrummondCEO, Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives
Tahlia-Rose VanissumNational Policy and Systemic Advocacy Manager, First Peoples Disability Network
Emma ScanlanPrincipal Audiologist, Hearing Australia
Catherine MaloneyCEO, Services for Australian Rural & Remote Allied Health   
Ali Jenkins Group Manager, Social Policy, National Indigenous Australians’ Agency
Lisa Peterson Deputy Commissioner, Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission 
Amanda LeeGroup Manager, NDIS Markets and Safeguards Group, Department of Social Services
Will HanhamDirector, Health & Wellbeing Policy Branch, Department of Veterans Affairs 
George MasriAssistant Secretary, Thin Markets Branch, Department of Health and Aged Care
Melinda TurnerFirst Assistant Secretary, Thin Markets Branch, Department of Health and Aged Care
Christian HallDirector, First Nations Aged Care Branch, Department of Health and Aged Care
Andrea Kelly Interim First Nations Aged Care Commissioner, Market and Workforce Division, Department of Health and Aged Care

Meetings

The FNACGG meets every 6-8 weeks, with extra meetings called by the co-chairs, if required. Meetings may be face-to-face or through video conference. 

Related committees or groups

This group engages with the : 

  • National Aged Care Advisory Council 
  • Aged Care Council of Elders
  • First National Health Governance Group

Contact

First Nations Aged Care Governance Group (FNACGG)

The First Nations Aged Care Governance Group (FNAGG) advises the Department of Health and Aged Care on healthy ageing and aged care reform for First Nations people.
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