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Greens welcome announcement that Royal Commission will issue a special report on response to COVID-19 in aged care

Media Release
Rachel Siewert 17 Sep 2020

The Greens welcome the announcement  that the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety will issue a special report on the COVID-19 pandemic in aged care ahead of its Final Report
“It is very clear that action is needed now to address the failures in the system that has lead to the terrible impact COVID is having and its continuing potential to severely impact aged care residents. We cannot wait until the final report of the Commission is handed down early next year”, Greens spokesperson on Ageing Senator Rachel Siewert said.

The Government should never have used the ‘wait for the Royal Commission’ excuse before taking the urgent action that is needed, they do not have any excuse not to act now.

Aged Care is a Federal responsibility and they need to act urgently to clean up the mess they have created and protect older Australians and give their families peace of mind.

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Lucy Cowcher-Guthrie; 0418 401 180

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