Engaging with the aged care sector is an important part of our work. We aim to engage in a transparent and fair way.

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.


  • Bev Lange – Elder Abuse Action Australia
  • Chris Grice – National Seniors Australia
  • Chris Atmore – Allied Health Professionals Australia
  • Craig Gear – Older Persons Advocacy Network
  • Jane Bacot-Kilpatrick – Carers Australia
  • Lisa Orcher – National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ageing and Aged Care Council
  • Lori-Anne Sharp – Australian Nursery and Midwifery Federation
  • Maree McCabe – Dementia Australia
  • Mary Ann Geronimo – Federation of Ethnic Communities Councils of Australia
  • Nicky Bath – LGBTIQ Health Australia
  • Pat Sparrow – Council on the Ageing
  • Robert O’Sullivan – Australia and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine
  • 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: 

  • consumers 
  • 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.

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