Aged Care - opportunity to make a difference

Thursday 18 Apr 2019

The Federal Election and Royal Commission are opportunities for members to make their voices heard on issues which affect you, either as an employee, a family member, friend, or concerned citizen.

At the Federal Election the HSU nationally have been working with United Voice and others as part of the Our Turn to Care campaign.  The campaign has developed a 5-point plan which puts values, respect and fairness at the forefront of our aged care system, see here.

The Aged Care Royal Commission is up and running with hearings in Adelaide and Sydney, with Perth yet to come.  For details about the royal commission, it’s terms of reference see here.

HSU National President Gerard Hayes has made a submission and appeared as a witness at the royal commission in Adelaide, for a summary of the submission and transcript see here.

If members are thinking about making a submission to the Aged Care Royal Commission, we strongly recommend that you read the HSU information sheet here.



Remember that any information provided by you may be taken as formal evidence and subject to requests to appear at hearings or produce additional documents.  It is best to get advice and work through the Union if you want to make a submission.


HSU National Research and Policy Officer, Lauren Palmer will be in Perth on Wednesday 1st May and is available to meet with members to discuss submissions or providing witness evidence through the union. Contact the HSUWA office if you would like to arrange an appointment with Lauren.


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