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MEDIA RELEASE: COTA Australia welcomes terms of reference for Royal Commission, but cautions against delays to urgent reforms

9 October 2018
Leading seniors advocacy group, COTA Australia, today welcomed the official establishment of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety and the development of the Letters Patent (Terms of Reference), but again called on the Government to ensure the Commission will not result in the delay

MEDIA RELEASE: Royal Commission must review penalties for abuse in aged care, and appropriate methods of monitoring potential abuse

25 September 2018
The Aged Care Royal Commission must investigate an appropriate range of penalties for neglect, excessive restraint and abuse in residential aged care and the need for more effective monitoring of staff, including the use of CCTV cameras, in light of shocking incidents reported by Four Corners.

MEDIA RELEASE: Royal Commission welcome but must not delay action on urgently needed reforms already in train and in the wings

16 September 2018
COTA Australia, today welcomed the Royal Commission into aged care for the spotlight it will throw on the challenges facing aged care over the next two decades, but warned it must not delay significant reforms now underway and in the wings to improve safety and quality safety for older Australians.