Melbourne Hearing 2

Diversity in aged care

The Royal Commission held a five-day public hearing in Melbourne from Monday 7 October to Friday 11 October 2019. At this public hearing, the Royal Commission inquired into diversity in aged care, with a focus on:

  • people with culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds
  • people who identify as being lesbian gay bisexual transgender intersex (LGBTI)
  • care leavers, being people who spent time in care as a child, including institutional and out of home care arrangements
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people (with a particular focus on people living in urban areas)
  • people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless
  • veterans.

The Royal Commission explored how an aged care system can be designed to meet the needs of all people, including those from diverse backgrounds.

Further information

  • The Melbourne Hearing 2 closed on Friday 11 October 2019.
  • Applications for leave to appear at the public hearing closed 5pm (ACST) on Friday 27 September 2019.
  • Copies of exhibit documents relating to this hearing are available on the Public hearings - 7-11 October 2019 page.
  • Transcripts and a Witness list are available for all days of the hearing.
  • A webcast of the hearing is available as well as an audio version.

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