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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

Financial transparency in aged care

An independent report on aged care providers’ financial information says that there is insufficient financial transparency about the use of funds from Government and people in care, which in 2018–19 totalled approximately $25 billion.
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High-quality aged care is affordable and achievable

Modelling by Deloitte Access Economics suggests comprehensive reform of Australia’s aged care system would cost under one-third of the amount taxpayers are willing to fund.
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Sydney Hearing 4 (Home Care)

Royal Commissioners to examine requirements for the delivery of high quality and safe care to older people in their homes and in the community
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Higher funding needed for residential aged care

Research from the University of Queensland estimates that if aged care homes operate efficiently it would cost around $621 million per year

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.
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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