Current engagement activities
Inspector-General of Aged Care Consultative Committee
This committee supports and informs the work of the Inspector-General for Aged Care by providing:
- advice on the priorities of the office
- intelligence on the aged care system
- an avenue to raise concerns and issues about the aged care system.
Members represent a cross-section of professionals with:
- knowledge, experience, and influence in aged care, including advocacy and policy
- provider and consumer experience.
The committee meets every 2 months.
- Jane Bacot-Kilpatrick – Carers Australia
- Craig Gear – Older Persons Advocacy Network
- Ian Henschke – National Seniors
- Lisa Ogolo – National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ageing and Aged Care Council
- Maree McCabe – Dementia Australia
- Mary Ann Geronimo – Federation of Ethnic Communities Councils of Australia
- Nicky Bath – LGBTIQ Health Australia
- Patricia Sparrow – Council on the Ageing
- Sue Leitch – Elder Abuse Action Australia
- Tom Symondson – Aged & Community Care Providers Association
Past engagement activities
Interim Consultative Committee
Meetings were convened every 2 months from March 2023 until replaced by a successor consultative committee to support the statutory Office of the Inspector-General of Aged Care.
The Interim Consultative Committee provided:
- advice on the establishment, priorities, and functions of the Interim Inspector-General and the Inspector-General of Aged Care (IGAC)
- intelligence sharing on the aged care system
- an avenue to raise concerns and issues surrounding the aged care system, systemic shortfalls and implementation of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety recommendations contained in the Final Report: Care, Dignity and Respect.
March 2023 roundtables
The Interim Inspector-General held a series of roundtables from 14 March to 20 March 2023.
The roundtables included representatives from key stakeholder groups, such as:
- aged care service providers
- workforce and unions
- researchers, academics, and professionals.
The aim of the roundtables was to:
- give updates on the establishment of the interim and statutory offices
- outline the roles and functions of the Inspector-General
- allow discussion of key issues in the aged care system.
We received valuable feedback through these roundtables. We are using the feedback to help develop a workplan for the Inspector-General.
We will provide details of future roundtables or other engagement activities with the Inspector-General when they become available.