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The latest news from the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety includes media releases and our newsletters.

Media releases

Australia far behind in monitoring aged care quality

New research shows Australia could immediately establish independent, transparent, routine monitoring and public reporting of many aspects

New research: Models of integrated care, health and housing

The National Ageing Research Institute (NARI), in a report prepared for the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, finds that integrated models

COVID-19, aged care accommodation the focus of Sydney Hearings

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety will hold two hearings in Sydney from 10 to 14 August 2020, first, to inquire into the response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in aged care and, secondly, to inquire into aged care accommodation.
Sydney skyline showing buildings

Statement from the Honourable Tony Pagone QC relating to the COVID-19 outbreak in aged care facilities

It is important that I correct some public expectations that may inadvertently have arisen following statements which have been made over the last few days.
The Honourable Tony Pagone QC.

Hearing to examine evolving impact of COVID-19 on aged care

A hearing dedicated to the responses by the aged care sector to COVID-19 and the effect of those responses on aged care services is being held from 10 to 13 August 2020.

Australians strongly support funding of high-quality aged care

Landmark new research by Flinders University shows Australians strongly support increased funding to ensure universal access to high-quality aged care servic

Hearing into mental health, oral health and allied health care

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.

Australia talks about older age and aged care

Australians of all ages want to be assisted to live independently in their own home during their retirement years rather than ever having to go to an aged ca

Options for funding Australia’s future aged care needs

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.