Published date: 13 December 2022
The Department of Health and Aged Care has released draft legislation, known as the Inspector-General of Aged Care Bill (the draft Bill).
This is to establish an Inspector-General of Aged Care to review, monitor and report on the aged care system in Australia.
If you receive aged care services, or care for someone who does, we’d like to know what you think of the draft Bill. Your feedback can help us ensure the role better serves all areas of the aged care community.
The deadline to provide feedback is 5:00pm AEDT, 27 January 2023.
What is an Inspector-General of Aged Care?
The Inspector-General of Aged Care is a new role. It will provide independent oversight of the administration and governance of the aged care system.
The Inspector-General of Aged Care will drive continuous improvement across the aged care system by:
- providing independent oversight of the system end to end
- speaking out about systemic and significant problems
- making recommendations for improvements
- providing increased accountability and transparency by reporting to parliament - including on the progress of the Royal Commission recommendations.
How do I get involved?
To get involved, you first need to read the draft Bill and consultation paper for establishing an Inspector-General of Aged Care.
Once you review the details you can provide your feedback in one of the following ways:
For more information, or to learn more about the aged care reforms and how to get involved, visit the Department of Health & Aged Care’s Engagement Hub.
Last updated date: 18 December 2022
Aged Care Reforms
There are many more changes needed to bring about meaningful, once-in-a-generation change to aged care in Australia. We invite Australians to continue to engage with us about the aged care reforms.