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Aged care secrecy needs urgent reform

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Did you know that government funded aged care homes which hide information about complaints, assaults and neglect, are protected by the law?

There are secrecy provisions in the Aged Care Act that make it a criminal offence to disclose information without the provider’s permission.

Aged care royal commission witness accounts of their unsuccessful attempts to get information have sparked calls for greater transparency.

Providers have been urged to act now regarding transparency, while the government has been told to get ahead of the game and reform the law.

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Unknown Author, 2019, National Seniors Australia (https://nationalseniors.com.au/)

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