Professor Peter Shergold to Chair Aged Care Sector Committee

By Petrina Smith
Thursday, 06 March, 2014

Professor Peter Shergold AC will chair the Aged Care Sector Committee, tasked with building the foundation for a constructive and lasting partnership between the Australian Government and the aged care sector.
Professor Shergold will lead the committee which is charged with providing guidance to help the aged care sector adapt to new demands and a greater consumer focus.
Committee members have been drawn from peak bodies representing providers across residential and home care; for-profit and not?for-profit providers; consumer and workforce representatives.
One of its first task of the Aged Care Sector Committee s is to develop the Aged Care Sector Statement of Principles to set out the way in which government and the aged care sector will work together to progress reform.
This statement of principles will reflect the need to bed down reform, ongoing monitoring and how the recommendations of the Productivity Commission’s Caring for Older Australians report are considered in the five year review of the reforms in 2016–17.

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