On 16 September the Prime Minister announced the establishment of a Royal Commission into the aged care sector. Consultation is underway until 25 September to develop the Terms of Reference, which the Government anticipates will include:
The Aged Care Sector is at a critical juncture both in terms of fulfilling its obligations to residents and care recipients as well as remaining financially sustainable. The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety determined that the current system is not fit for purpose and made 148 Recommendations in its Final Report. These recommendations were made to remediate the current system and to bring it up to a standard that is sustainable and meets the care needs and safety expectations of older Australians and their families.