Aged Care Crisis wrote an open letter to the Commissioner's regarding the minister's claim that the Royal Commission was supporting the privatisation of ACAT assessments. If true, this has major implications for the approach that the Royal Commission is taking. It points to a disregard of evidence and to important issues that are concerning for the community.
Update (14 Jan 2020): The Royal Commission responded to Aged Care Crisis, drawing our attention to their media release on ACAT privatisation:
Your email highlighted a number of issues and we will consider this information as a submission to the Royal Commission reference number AWF.600.01573.
We would also like to draw your attention to the statement made today on our website by The Chair of the Royal Commission into the Aged Care Quality and Safety, the Honourable Gaetano Pagone QC on ACAT privatisation.
Thank you for your ongoing interest in the work of the Royal Commission.
Enquiries and Correspondence Team
On behalf of the Royal Commissioners
The Honourable Tony Pagone QC and Ms Lynelle Briggs AO
Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety