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Aged Care Royal Commission interim report

Governance will be a major focus of next year’s final report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, due to be published at the end of 2020.

Disability Royal Commission to tackle the hard issues

The federal government has appointed six commissioners, including some who live with disability, to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability. To be...

New aged care standards apply from July 1: ACSA’s Pat Sparrow

New standards are set to take effect from July 1 in the aged care sector. Here Pat Sparrow, CEO of Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA), outlines for providers how they will need to comply wit...

Aged Care Sector Under the Microscope

No fanfare heralded the Hon Richard Tracey and Ms Lynelle Briggs AO at the first hearing of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety in Adelaide this January, but the momentous nature of...

New guidance for not-for-profits

After deep consultation, the AICD has developed new principles for the not-for-profit sector to reflect the demands of a changing governance environment. AICD NFP Sector Leader Phil Butler GAICD outl...

‘Don’t repeat the mistakes of the past’: Robert Fitzgerald AM

As the banking Royal Commission prepares to deliver its final report this week, former royal commissioner Robert Fitzgerald AM outlines why it’s important for directors to learn from the findings and ...

What we need from the Aged Care Royal Commission: Kristy Muir MAICD

As the Aged Care Royal Commission prepares to hold its first witness hearings in Adelaide in February, Professor Kristy Muir MAICD, CEO of the Centre for Social Impact (CSI), outlines why it’s import...

Who is responsible for protecting vulnerable people?

Inquiries into the abuse of vulnerable people raise the paramount question of just who is accountable when the worst happens.

What we know about the Aged Care Royal Commission...so far

On Sunday 16 September, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the establishment of a Royal Commission into the Aged Care sector. The Prime Minister said, “This Royal Commission will primarily ...

Protecting the vulnerable through governance

The community has been confronted recently by examples of harm to vulnerable people arising from the conduct of some of Australia’s largest institutions. These stories have exposed cultural failings, ...
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