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  • Draft new Aged Care Act consultation - feedback report

    The Department of Health and Aged Care has released the Draft new Aged Care Act consultation feedback report.

    Earlier this year, the Department consulted on the Draft new Aged Care Act. As part of the consultation, the Department received 320 submissions and 800 surveys, and heard from 10,000 people at their webinars, workshops and roundtables.

    The consultation feedback report and submissions are now available. COTA Queensland's Sector Support and Development Team participaticated in a face to face workshop in Logan.

    The most common matters raised were:

    • the time available to implement the new Act
    • how people’s rights will be upheld
    • how supported decision-making, whistleblower protections and the new definition of high-quality care will work in practice
    • the proposed new due diligence duty on board members and responsible people
    • the Complaints Commissioner’s independence.

    The feedback received is informing the final Bill, which will be introduced to Parliament. Subject to parliamentary processes, the new Act will commence on 1 July 2025 to align with the launch of the new Support at Home program.