Mr David Tune AO PSM has been appointed as the independent reviewer to lead the capability review of the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission.
Minister for Aged Care the Hon. Anika Wells said that Mr Tune’s appointment builds on the Albanese Government’s commitment to ensure the safety, dignity and wellbeing of every older Australian using aged care services.
“It was critical that we appoint the right person, with the right expertise and knowledge of the sector to deliver this important piece of work,” Minister Wells said.
Mr Tune was the former Secretary of the Department of Finance and Deregulation and has undertaken several reviews, including the Legislative Review of Aged Care (2016), and Removing red tape and implementing the NDIS Participant Service Guarantee (2019).
He also served as Chair for the former Aged Care Sector Committee from early 2015 until July 2021.
Mr Tune’s review will consider if the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission has the necessary resources, workforce, clinical knowledge and the regulatory, investigation, assessment and enforcement skills required to meet its regulatory responsibilities.
The review will commence in October 2022 with the final report expected to be delivered in the first half of 2023.
The Terms of Reference for the capability review have been finalised with input from key stakeholders within the sector including the National Aged Care Advisory Council, the Council of Elders, Council on the Ageing, Older Persons Advocacy Network, Aged and Community Care Providers Association and the Aged Care Quality and Safety Advisory Council.
Attributable quotes to Minister for Aged Care, Anika Wells
“It was critical we appoint the right person, with the right expertise and knowledge of the sector to deliver this important piece of work.
“I have full confidence that Mr Tune, a former Australian Public Servant of 38 years, has the independence and expertise to undertake this review.
“The Commission’s activities will continue as normal while the review is being implemented.
“We will continue to work closely with the Commission to deliver significant reforms to aged care.”
To read the Terms of Reference, and for further information on the review, please visit the Capability Review webpage on the Department of Health and Aged Care website.
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