Interim First Nations Aged Care Commissioner

Ms Andrea Kelly is the Interim First Nations Aged Care Commissioner. This role will encourage culturally safe, aged care for First Nations people across Australia.

Ms Kelly is a proud Warumungu and Larrakia woman, with strong family connections throughout the Northern Territory.

She has enjoyed a 30 plus year career in the Australian Public Service (APS), in both the Northern Territory and Canberra.

Her focus is on leading, shaping and influencing the public policy agenda to achieve positive and real change, explicitly recognising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. She is particularly proud of her significant contribution to the establishment of the Territories Stolen Generations Redress Scheme.

Ms Kelly draws on her cultural and professional experiences to support and mentor others.

Improving aged care for older First Nations peoples is a priority for the Australian Government.

As interim First Nations Aged Care Commissioner, Ms Kelly will undertake a range of key functions with the support of an office which is expected to include:

  • a mandate to lead extensive public consultations with First Nations stakeholders and communities about the design and functions of the permanent Commissioner
  • contributing to the changes necessary to bring improvements for First Nations people across all tiers of the aged care system, and
  • advocating for and promoting culturally safe, aged care for First Nations people across Australia.

Find out more about aged care support for First Nations Peoples.

Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care
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