The Australian Government recently concluded its consultation on the draft new Aged Care Act, which closed on March 8, 2024. Here’s what we learned and what’s next:

  1. Feedback Received:
    • 320 submissions and 800 surveys were submitted.
    • Over 10,000 people participated in webinars, workshops, and roundtables.
    • Common matters raised included:
      • Implementation time for the new Act.
      • Upholding people’s rights.
      • Practical aspects of supported decision-making, whistleblower protections, and high-quality care.
      • Proposed due diligence duty for board members.
      • Independence of the Complaints Commissioner.
  2. Next Steps:

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