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Providers buckle up, pledge to co-operate with royal commission

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As Australia’s aged care sector straps itself in for an 18-month royal commission that was ticked off by Governor General Peter Cosgrove this week, providers have pledged to co-operate “fully and transparently to achieve the outcomes we all want”.

The speed with which Prime Minister Scott Morrison was able to finalise the commission’s terms of reference was remarkable, considering the government had received a tsunami of more than 5,100 submissions since announcing the inquiry less than four weeks ago on September 16.

It’s a reflection of the urgency of the aged care question, both as a pressing social issue and a political hot potato.

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Source:
Judy Skatssoon, 2018, Australian Ageing Agenda (https://www.australianageingagenda.com.au/about/)

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