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Media releases

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.

Aged Care Royal Commission hearings to resume in July

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety will resume hearings next month after a break to protect hearing participants and staff during the initial stages of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Public submissions to close on 31 July 2020

The Royal Commissioners have announced that the deadline for general submissions to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety will be at the close of business on Friday, 31 July 2020.

Investigation into impact of COVID-19 on aged care

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.

Impact of COVID-19 on aged care

The Royal Commissioners are very concerned by the reports of deaths due to COVID-19 in aged care facilities. They have already begun looking into the impact of the virus on aged care, consistent with their terms of reference

Call for submissions on impact of COVID-19 on aged care services

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on all aspects of Australia’s economy and society, including the delivery of aged care services. In order to understand that impact fully, the Commissioners are seeking the views of those people directly affected.

Royal Commission statement on COVID-19

The Chair of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, the Hon G T Pagone QC, calls upon all in the Australian community, including the Australian Government and aged care providers, to be vigilant about the many and varied impacts of, and responses to, COVID19.
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Deadline for aged care submissions extended to 30 June 2020

The deadline for submissions to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety will be extended by two months to 30 June 2020.

Aged Care Royal Commission suspends hearings and workshops

The Commissioners have decided to suspend all hearings and workshops for the time being, subject to ongoing review. This decision is a consequence of the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and based on information available from the Australian Government.

 

 

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