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National Seniors welcomes broad approach to aged care inquiry

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National Seniors Australia has welcomed the terms of reference for the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, and the commissioners appointed to lead the inquiry.

Acting CEO Professor John McCallum said earlier this week the terms of reference were sufficiently broad to capture the key issues of neglect and abuse that prompted the Royal Commission.

As well, National Seniors supported the inclusion of other issues such as funding, the increasing number of Australians living with dementia, and the critical role of the workforce in delivering high quality and safe aged care.

The commissioners – former Supreme Court of Western Australia judge Joseph McGrath and former Medicare Australia CEO Ms Lynelle Jann Briggs AO – were highly respected and well equipped to head the inquiry.

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Unknown Author, 2018, National Seniors (https://nationalseniors.com.au/)

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