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The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

In October 2019, the Commission made a Submission to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.

The Commission believes that mental health care is an integral part of aged care business including residential aged care. We have recommended that the Royal Commission hold a public hearing focused on ways that the aged care system may be better inclusive of safe, appropriate and high quality mental health services.


Submission to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

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Acknowledgement of Country

The Commission acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands throughout Australia.
We pay our respects to their clans, and to the elders, past present and emerging, and acknowledge their continuing connection to land, sea and community.


The Commission is committed to embracing diversity and eliminating all forms of discrimination in the provision of health services. The Commission welcomes all people irrespective of ethnicity, lifestyle choice, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity.

Lived Experience

We acknowledge the individual and collective contributions of those with a lived and living experience of mental ill-health and suicide, and those who love, have loved and care for them. Each person’s journey is unique and a valued contribution to Australia’s commitment to mental health suicide prevention systems reform.