Draft New Aged Care Act Consultation Feedback Report Available

Department of Health

Our consultation on the draft new Aged Care Act closed on 8 March 2024. We:

  • received 320 submissions and 800 surveys
  • heard from over 10,000 people at our webinars, workshops and roundtables.

Some of the most common matters raised in the feedback we received were:

  • the time available to implement the new Act
  • how people’s rights will be upheld
  • how supported decision-making, whistleblower protections and the new definition of high-quality care will work in practice
  • the proposed new due diligence duty on board members and responsible people
  • the Complaints Commissioner’s independence.

The consultation feedback report and submissions are now available.

Your feedback is informing the final Bill for introduction to Parliament.

Subject to parliamentary processes, the new Act will commence on 1 July 2025 to align with the launch of the new Support at Home program.

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