The Australian Government welcomes the Interim Report from the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, which has been tabled in the Australian Parliament today.
The Government will carefully consider the findings in the interim report – and continue to listen to the issues as they emerge through the course of this important inquiry.
The interim report and the Royal Commission’s hearings to date tell us some aged care providers are falling far short of delivering the safe, high-quality care expected by senior Australians and their loved ones.
We acknowledge that the Government also has work to do and will consider and act on the Royal Commission findings, whilst noting significant reforms are in progress.
The problems raised today in the Interim Report have challenged governments, industry and the community over many decades and require a coordinated response from all involved.