As the Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care Services, I am writing to outline my expectations of the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission (Commission), with a focus on the next 12 months.
These expectations are consistent with the Australian Government’s commitment to ensure effective governance and performance of the Commission, in accordance with the requirements of the Aged Care Act 1997, Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Act 2018 (Commission Act) and the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act).
The Government’s five-year plan, built around five pillars and underpinned by additional investment of over $18 billion, provides a clear roadmap for improvements in aged care to restore trust and confidence in the aged care sector. This is a once in a generation
opportunity to deliver transformational change and will see a significant shift and uplift across the aged care sector, as well as within the Commission.