Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

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The Prime Minister announced in September 2018 that there will be a Royal Commission into Aged Care in Australia, due to concerns about the quality and safety of care of aged care services (including residential aged care).

The Royal Commission wants people to tell them what they think about aged care services, including what works well and why things go wrong.

The Royal Commission are accepting direct submissions from members of the public until at least the end of September 2019. A closing date for submissions is to be announced in the second half of 2019.

If you would like to share your story with the Royal Commission but are unsure how, or would like help to do so, ADACAS can assist.

We can provide free and independent support to help you understand your options, and assist you to prepare and submit a statement to the Royal Commission. For more information please contact our office on (02) 6242 5060 (9am-5pm AEST) Monday to Friday, or email us at (link available on the Contact Us page)

If you live outside of the Australian Capital Territory (or Shoalhaven / Eurobodalla Shire in NSW) – you could also contact the Older Persons Advocacy Network on 1800 237 981 8am-8pm (AEST) Monday-Friday.

For more information about the Royal Commission or to register to be kept up to date, go to the Royal Commission website:

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