Date published: 
1 July 2019
Subscriber announcement
Intended audience: 
Health sector

Discussion paper now available

The 2018-19 Budget More Choices for a Longer Life package gave in-principle support to move from allocating residential aged care places through the Aged Care Approvals Round to an alternative model that supports greater consumer choice.

A discussion paper outlining two proposed alternative models for allocating residential aged care places is now available for feedback. Suggestions for other allocation models that encourage consumer choice and promote a more consumer driven market in residential aged care are also welcome.

The project lead, Professor Mike Woods (University of Technology Sydney), in collaboration with Grant Corderoy (StewartBrown) and the Department of Health are particularly interested in hearing from consumers (including carers or other consumer representatives); service providers; lenders, investors or financiers; workforce associations; and peak bodies representing consumers/advocacy, carers, and providers.

How to participate

  • Visit the department's Consultation Hub to read the discussion paper and provide feedback online. The online survey closes 13 September 2019; and/or
  • Attend a consultation forum in your capital city or a teleconference in non metropolitan areas in August/September. Submit your expression of interest (EOI) to attend via Eventbrite by 15 July 2019. Places are limited and submitting an EOI does not guarantee an invitation. All EOIs will be considered to ensure a diverse range of stakeholders are able to contribute. The department will not cover the cost of travel or accommodation to attend forums.


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