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Adelaide Hearing 3

The future of the aged care workforce

Adelaide Hearing 3 inquired into staffing numbers and mix, terms and conditions of employment, workforce planning and the role of the Commonwealth, education and training of the workforce and registration of personal care workers.

Date: 21 February 2020
Location: Adelaide Convention Centre, Riverbank Rooms 2 and 3, Adelaide SA 5000
Time: 9:00am local time

At this public hearing, the Royal Commission continued its inquiry into questions around workforce raised during Melbourne Hearing 3, and the Royal Commission’s call for submissions on the topic of workforce in October 2019.

Counsel Assisting's submissions on workforce

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Further information

  • The Adelaide Hearing 3 closed on Friday 21 February 2020.
  • Copies of exhibit documents, transcript and witness lists relating to this hearing are available below.
  • webcast of the hearing is available as well as an audio version.

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