26th February 2021
The Final Report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety was released on 26th February 2021. The Report has been sub-titled "Care, Dignity and Respect".
The Royal Commission was conducted by the appointed Commissioners Mr. Tony Pagone (QC) and Ms. Lynelle Briggs (AO). Unfortunately the two commissioners have conflicting recommendations on a number of key issues including oversight of the sector and important funding issues.
The Royal Commission into Aged Care (RCAC):
The Final Report contains 148 recommendations, and the Commonwealth Government will need to respond to those recommendations with an Action Plan by 31st May 2021.
Download RCAC Final Report:1: Recommendations (4.20 Mb)
Aged Care Connect is a member of Aged Care Reform Now
Aged Care Reform Now (ACRN):
ACRN aim is to develop sustainable solutions, not amplify problems. ACRN believe it is only by working together – with care recipients, families, staff, aged care providers, peak bodies, health related unions, academics, Health Department bureaucrats, and politicians – that frail older Australians will receive the appropriate care and support they need.
ACRN membership is FREE and has as an active Facebook group. You can join ACRN at:
ACRN Facebook Page.
If you’re not on Facebook, you can still access ACRN at:
The Maximum Permissible Interest Rate (MPIR) will be reducing to 4.01% pa from 1st October 2021