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Webinar on improving outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in aged care

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The Department of Health is running a series of webinars about the reforms planned for aged care in Australia, with the next webinar set to discuss how these reforms will deliver aged care improvements for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Aged care reforms include changes and initiatives to improve access to culturally safe services and to improve the accessibility of and outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait People in aged care.

What will the webinar cover?

The webinar will discuss how the planned aged care reforms will:

  • involve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in designing their services and care
  • deliver services and care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people wherever they live
  • employ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to support more culturally secure services.

The lineup of speakers includes:

  • The Hon Greg Hunt, Minister for Health and Aged Care
  • Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck, Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care Services
  • Michael Lye, Deputy Secretary, Ageing and Aged Care Group
  • Amy Laffan, First Assistant Secretary, Quality and Assurance Division
  • Eliza Strapp, First Assistant Secretary, Market and Workforce Division

An Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander aged care worker will share her experience of working in aged care with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and what the aged care reforms mean to her.

Participants will also be asked to share their thoughts on how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, health services, aged care providers and workers can unite to help each other to make positive changes.

Event details

Date: Monday, July 19, 2021

Time: 3pm-4:30pm

Registration: View the Department of Health’s website for registration details.

More information

For more event details, including panellists and how to register, visit the Department of Health’s website.

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