Monday, 21 June 2021
Aged Care and Other Legislation Amendment (Royal Commission Response No. 1) Bill 2021; Second Reading
I'm pleased to make a few very brief remarks on this important bill, the Aged Care and Other Legislation Amendment (Royal Commission Response No. 1) Bill 2021, which gives effect to recommendations of the royal commission—a royal commission that was called much later than it should have been and in respect of which its interim report titled Neglect serves as a condemnation of too many governments, over too long, who failed to do the right thing for older Australians at their time of need. I'm pleased to support this bill, but I will yield now to the member for Grayndler.