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‘No sense of urgency’ for regulatory reforms, inquiry hears

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The government has been slow in implementing recommended reforms and regulatory officials lack inquisitiveness, the royal commission has heard.

Last week’s five-day hearing of the aged care royal commission in Brisbane looked into the regulation of aged care and found many of the issues Kate Carnell and Professor Ron Paterson identified in the 2016 review of regulatory processes still existed.

On Friday, Senior Counsel Assisting Peter Gray concluded the week’s evidence exposed serious defects in the regulation of quality and safety of aged care at operational and design levels.

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Source:
Natasha Egan, 2019, Australian Ageing Agenda (https://www.australianageingagenda.com.au)

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