Aged Care and Sport Committee to hear evidence on aged care in Canberra

Aged Care and Sport Committee will be holding a public hearing
Aged Care and Sport Committee will be holding a public hearing

The Australian Parliament’s Health, Aged Care and Sport Committee will be holding a public hearing in Canberra on Friday, 11 May 2018, This is part of its Inquiry into the Quality of Care in Residential Aged Care Facilities in Australia.

The Committee Chair, Mr Trent Zimmerman MP, said that ‘the Committee is interested in the experiences of older Australians in aged care and will hear from representative bodies such as COTA Australia, Dementia Australia and Painaustralia’.

The Committee will also hear from aged care providers directly, peak representative bodies for aged care providers and the medical profession.

Further information about the inquiry, including the public hearing program, is available at: www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/House/Health_Aged_Care_and_Sport/AgedCareFacilities. The hearing will be broadcast live at www.aph.gov.au/live.

Public Hearing Details

Canberra

  • 9.00 am to 3.00 pm, Friday, 11 May 2018
  • Committee Room 1R3, Australian Parliament House, CANBERRA

The Committee is unable to investigate individual cases. If you have concerns about the treatment of a resident or the quality of service provided in an aged care facility please contact the Aged Care Complaints Commissioner on 1800 550 552 or the relevant organisation in your state or territory below.

Australian Capital Territory

  • Older Persons Abuse Prevention Referral and Information Line
  • 02 6205 3535

New South Wales

  • NSW Elder Abuse Helpline
  • 1800 628 221

Northern Territory

  • Northern Territory Police
  • 131 444

Queensland

  • Elder Abuse Prevention Unit
  • 1300 651 192

South Australia

  • Aged Rights Advocacy Service
  • SA Elder Abuse Prevention Phone Line and Referral Service
  • 08 8232 5377 (Adelaide)
  • 1800 700 600 (rural)
  • 1800 372 310

Tasmania

  • Elder Abuse Helpline
  • 1800 441 169

Victoria

  • Senior Rights Victoria
  • 1300 368 821

Western Australia

  • Advocare Inc.
  • 1300 724 679 (Perth)
  • 1800 655 566 (rural)

Background information

House of Representatives Standing Committee on Health, Aged Care and Sport
(02) 6277 4145, health.reps@aph.gov.au, http://www.aph.gov.au/health

Interested members of the public may wish to track the committee via the http://www.aph.gov.au/health. Click on the blue ‘Track Committee’ button in the bottom right-hand corner and use the forms to log in to My Parliament or to register for an My Parliament account.

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