Aged Care Diversity Consultative Committee Submission

The purpose of the Aged Care Diversity Consultative Committee (Diversity Consultative Committee) is to provide stakeholder direction and guidance to the Department of Health and Aged Care (the department) on the ways the aged care system can better cater to people with diverse characteristics and life experiences. This involves:

  • providing advice on aged care policy, program and service matters relating to older people from diverse backgrounds and those with diverse characteristics and life experiences; and
  • supporting members on aged care reference groups that represent diverse cohorts.

The Diversity Consultative Committee focuses on older people from all diverse population groups, reflecting the diversity of our society. It seeks to address common and specific barriers impacting access to the aged care system by older Australians to drive cultural and systemic improvements and to ensure equity of outcomes, as the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety identified as being needed.

To learn more about the Aged Care Diversity Consultative Committee and the Final Aged Care Diversity Consultative Committee Submission, please access the document below:

Aged Care Diversity Consultative Committee Submission – 7 September 2023

Aged Care Diversity Consultative Committee Submission – 7 March 2024