ABC Breakfast with Scott Levi spoke to our President Pauline Wright about legislative changes in response to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety's Final Report. He raised concerns over on immunity from litigation over restrictive practices (the subject of much evidence at the royal commission) given to aged care providers.
You can hear Pauline from 1:47
"We should be doing everything we can to enable them to make complaints, not to put more barriers in the way"
"The legislation proposed straight after the aged care royal commission was fantastic, it really did go a long way with stressing some of the recommendations that were made after royal commission. But this amendment is clawing back some of these positive changes and it's something we should be concerned about"
"What's concerning is that it doesn't appear to have been subject to very much community consultation if at all."
"There hasn't really been a chance for everybody to assess it and consider what it really means for vulnerable people in aged care... it should be delayed until the public has had that opportunity."
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- Aged Care and Other Legislation Amendment (Royal Commission Response No. 1) Bill 2021
- Aged Care and Other Legislation Amendment (Royal Commission Response No. 2) Bill 2021
- Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety website