The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety will conduct a hearing in Melbourne from 15 to 17 July 2020 to examine the provision of mental health care, oral health care and allied health care to people receiving aged care services. These services often play a critical role in ensuring the health and wellbeing of older people.
The suggestion that working Australians could pay into a social insurance scheme to fund their future age care needs is among a series of options canvassed in a new consultation paper released by the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.
The Commissioners thank those who have made submissions to date, and continue to encourage others to make submissions, as part of their ongoing inquiry into certain issues arising from responses to COVID-19.
The Interim Report was released on 31 October 2019 and was the mid-point of the inquiry. The report was the first opportunity for the late Commissioner, the Honourable Richard Tracey AM RFD QC, and Commissioner Lynelle Briggs AO, to share preliminary conclusions of the Royal Commission ahead of the Final Report.
New Commissioner appointed as the Royal Commission is extended. The Honourable Tony Pagone QC, was appointed in September as the third commissioner to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.