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National Aged Care Advisory Council established

A new National Aged Care Advisory Council has been established in response to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, to provide expert advice on aged care issues and reform implementation.


25 Nov 2021

In response to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, a National Aged Care Advisory Council (Advisory Council) has been established to provide expert advice on aged care issues and the implementation of the Australian Government’s $17.7 billion reform agenda.

The Australian Government indicates that Advisory Council members will advise on issues from navigating aged care services to building the capability of providers and the workforce to deliver the Government’s reforms, and that the Advisory Council will provide a voice for residential, home care, as well as community and private providers.

Minister Hunt said in the announcement that “This is the most significant reform ever undertaken by an Australian Government to improve the care of senior Australians both in residential care and care at home,” and

“This Advisory Council will play a key role in guiding that implementation, alongside a new Council of Elders and an Inspector-General of Aged Care.

The Council is comprised of seventeen prominent Australians, including inaugural chair Andrea Coote.

The Council also includes Claerwen Little, Chair of the Australian Aged Care Collaboration (AACC) and National Director, UnitingCare Australia. For AACC’s response to the establishment of the Advisory Council, please see the AACC media release here.

For more information about the Advisory Council, please see the Australian Government media release here.



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