The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety operated from 8 October 2018 until 1 March 2021.
The final report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety was tabled in the Australian Parliament on 1 March 2021. The report included 148 recommendations aimed at rebuilding and refocusing the aged care system in Australia.
Since tabling of the final report, the Australian Government has been implementing aged care reforms in the lead up to the introduction into Parliament of a new Aged Care Act, expected in 2024.
The Public Advocate is continuing to monitor progress on implementation of the recommendations of the report, particularly in relation to addressing the needs and protecting the rights of older people with impaired decision-making ability.