In September 2018, the federal government announced a Royal Commission into the aged care sector. The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety focuses on residential aged care, home care and dementia care, as well as the care provided to young people with disabilities who live in residential aged care facilities.

As you may be aware, the Royal Commission into Aged Care is coming to Tasmania this October and November with planned stops in Launceston and Hobart. If you are interested in lodging a submission, speaking with the ANMF about adding to our submission, or just attending either of the events, then click here to learn more.

Launceston Community Forum
What: A community forum will be held in Launceston with Commissioner, Ms Lynelle Briggs AO in attendance.
When: Thursday, 3 October 2019, 1:30pm to 4:00pm local time
Where: Hotel Grand Chancellor, 29 Cameron Street, Launceston TAS 7250
Bookings: Register here

Hobart Hearing
What: The Royal Commission into Aged Care November hearing will be held in Hobart and is open to members of the public to attend.
When: 11 – 15 November 2019, 9:30am local time
Where: Derwent Room, Wrest Point, 410 Sandy Bay Rd, Sandy Bay, TAS 7005
Bookings: Register here

There will be a chance for attendees to give written feedback to the Commission at the community forum in Launceston. There will also be time for attendees to speak with Commission staff. During this time, a limited number of people will be selected to provide a brief statement. If you would like to give a statement during this time, you will need to advise the Royal Commission when you register and they will provide you with guidelines.

If you would like to attend the Launceston community forum or Hobart Hearing, you can secure your spot online with the details below. Simply phone 1800 960 711 between 8.00am-6.30pm, Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) or finalise the process online here.

Adding to the ANMF submission
Alternatively, we will be lodging a submission to the Aged Care Royal Commission and would like to include member input. If you would like to be involved, please get in touch with our Member Support Team by calling (03) 6223 6777 or 1800 001 241 (outside the Hobart area). Alternatively, email membersupport@anmftas.org.au. Your contribution can be kept anonymous and will help form part of the ANMF’s recommendations to the Commission for the future of aged care in Australia.

Read the latest commission updates from the ANMF here.

Updates correct as at 2 October 2019
Authorised by Emily Shepherd, ANMF Tasmanian Branch Secretary