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Stronger Aged Care Protections for Senior Australians

The Australian Government has released a new report detailing options for a Serious Incident Response Scheme for aged care, including findings that a broader range of incidents should be reported. The Morrison Government has released a new report detailing options for a Serious Incident Response Scheme for aged care, including findings that a broader range of incidents should be reported. The report, Strengthening protections for older Australians - Development of models and options for a Serious Incident Response Scheme for...
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The Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP

The Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP

Minister Of Aged Care

Ken Wyatt is the Federal Minister for Aged Care. In January 2016, Ken made history as the first Indigenous Minister to serve in a Federal Government, after being appointed as the Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health.

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“New laws will compel all aged care providers to sign and conform” to Charter of Rights

New laws will compel all aged care providers to sign and conform to a single, strengthened Charter of Rights, under the Morrison Government’s latest aged care quality and safety reforms. For the first time, providers will have to provide a personally signed copy of the Charter to every one of their residents and care recipients, at the same time giving them – or their authorised representative - the opportunity to co-sign the document. “Together, we’re standing up for our most...
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Aged care watchdog: Reports 23 per cent increase in complaints

(Media Release from Minister Wyatt's office) The past year has seen a 23 per cent increase in the number of complaints received by the Aged Care Complaints Commissioner. The Aged Care Complaints Commissioner’s 2017–18 annual report also shows that the Commissioner referred 1,073 cases to the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency, a rise of 130 per cent over the previous year. The report was tabled in Parliament today by the Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care, Ken Wyatt...
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An Open Letter to the Aged Care Workforce: The Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP

An Open Letter to the Aged Care Workforce I am writing this letter today to connect with each and every aged care worker and assure you all that the Government values the work you do to provide quality care for senior Australians in residential care and in homes all across Australia. We know that there are instances of sub-standard care that need a fair, independent and thorough assessment – to honour and support every family that has engaged and trusted...
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