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Aged care stakeholders advised to present a united voice to inquiry

Created  3rd December 2018

Aged care providers should work with other sector stakeholders to present a consistent message to the royal commission like it did in the lead up to the 2012 reforms, a key industry conference has heard.

Health economist Professor Michael Woods, who was the presiding commissioner of the Productivity Commission’s 2011 aged care inquiry Caring for Older Australians, said the coherence of views amongst stakeholders has a powerful influence on that inquiry.

Stakeholders came together under the National Aged Care Alliance (NACA) and put forward a persuasive narrative that covered all issues from workforce to financing, delivery of care and consumer experience, said Professor Woods from the Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation at University of Technology Sydney.

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Natasha Egan, 2018, Australian Ageing Agenda (

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