About this inquiry

The Standing Committee on Health, Aged Care and Sport will inquire into and report on the Quality of Care in Residential Aged Care Facilities in Australia.


Past Public Hearings

24 May 2018: Canberra, ACT
11 May 2018: Canberra, ACT
26 Apr 2018: Brisbane, QLD

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Inquiry Status

Report tabled

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Terms of Reference

Inquiry into the Quality of Care in Residential Aged Care Facilities in Australia


The Standing Committee on Health, Aged Care and Sport will inquire into and report on:

  1. The incidence of all mistreatment of residents in residential aged care facilities and associated reporting and response mechanisms, including the treatment of whistle blowers;

  2. The effectiveness of the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency, the Aged Care Complaints Commission, and the Charter of Care Recipients’ Rights and Responsibilities in ensuring adequate consumer protection in residential aged care; and

  3. The adequacy of consumer protection arrangements for aged care residents who do not have family, friends or other representatives to help them exercise choice and their rights in care.

Committee Secretariat contact:

PO Box 6021
Parliament House
CANBERRA
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 4145
Fax: 02 6277 4427
Health.Reps@aph.gov.au

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