Senate debates

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Motions

Aged Care

3:40 pm

Photo of Anne RustonAnne Ruston (SA, Liberal Party, Assistant Minister for International Development and the Pacific) Share this | Hansard source

The broad focus of the royal commission will be to look at the quality of care provided in residential and in-home care services to senior Australians. It will also include the challenge of providing care to Australians with disabilities living in residential aged care, particularly younger people with disabilities. The government is also engaging in real, immediate and substantial reform to prevent the abuse and neglect of people with disabilities as we roll out the NDIS, the most significant social reform to improve choice and control for people with disability in the service that they receive.

The government is providing $209 million over four years to establish the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission, which will address issues raised in recent inquiries, replacing a complex and fragmented system of quality and safeguards in each state and territory with a single, nationally consistent approach under the NDIS.

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