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Aged Care Exposure Draft submission

EAAA, together with 11 other national organisations working with older people and carers, released a joint submission in March on the exposure draft for the new Aged Care Act. 

The submission highlights key areas that need to be addressed, including: 

  • enforceable rights of older people 
  • a robust, independent complaints system 
  • transparency of timelines and funding 
  • strong regulation and penalties 
  • a guaranteed right to aged care visitors 
  • supports for family and friend carers 
  • strengthened diversity requirements. 

In an accompanying media release, the consortium described the passage of the Act as ‘an urgent priority for 2024’.

Read the full submission.