Anne Burgess AM has been appointed as the new Chair of the Aged Care Council of Elders for a period of 2 years.
The Council of Elders provides advice on behalf of older people to the Government about aged care reform.
Ms Burgess has more than 40 years’ experience leading initiatives and organisations focused on social justice. She has been a member of the Older Persons Advocacy Network Board of Directors for more than 5 years.
See a full list of Council of Elders members and further information on the role of the Council.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Aged Care, Anika Wells:
“The appointment of Anne Burgess to Chair of the Council of Elders is part of our ongoing agenda to ensure older peoples’ needs are front and centre as we reform aged care.
“The Council of Elders plays a critical role in ensuring the diverse views and perspectives of older people are heard by the Government throughout the reform process.
“I look forward to working closely with Anne Burgess and the Aged Care Council of Elders as we continue to reform aged care.”
Quotes attributable to Chair of the Council of Elders, Anne Burgess:
“I am proud to take on the role of Chair of the Council of Elders. I am committed to working with council members and the Government to ensure the rights and dignity of older people from all walks of life are protected in our future aged care system.”