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Christmas Wishes for Reform

Dear {name},


As we approach the festive season, we extend our heartfelt wishes for a joyous and safe Christmas season with your loved ones. Amidst the holiday spirit, we bring you the latest updates on the critical developments surrounding aged care reform.

Draft Aged Care Act Open for Consultation by the Australian Government until 16 February 2024.

The Australian Government has recently unveiled the draft of the new Aged Care Act, inviting consultation from stakeholders. This momentous step presents an  opportunity for our community to contribute insights, concerns, and suggestions towards shaping a more comprehensive and compassionate aged care framework.

If you would like to be directly involved in our submission as part of this consultation process email us at Or, keep an eye out on the Facebook group where we will be inviting feedback and contributions to our submission in the new year.

If you would like to provide feedback yourself or understand how this process is unfolding check out the Department of Health website

Join our Christmas Letter Writing Campaign

We have initiated a letter writing campaign to share our Christmas wishlist for aged care reform. This effort aims to remind the Minister for Aged Care, Anika Wells, and our elected representatives on what the new aged care act needs to include.

We ask that you use our letter template to email or post your Christmas wishlist for aged care reform. Your active participation in this campaign would help us as we strive to amplify the voices and needs of Older Australians and their families.

Send your Christmas Wishlist for Reform
A Call for Compassion by Sarah Holland-Batt

We are honoured to showcase a powerful and beautiful opinion piece authored by our esteemed patron, Sarah Holland-Batt. Published in Inside Ageing, her piece calls for ordinary citizens, like you, to become involved in the cause of human rights in aged care, and work together to advocate for older people who may not have a voice themselves.

As Sarah Holland-Batt aptly points out, now is the time  for us all to unite and become advocates for change. It is during this inflection point with the drafting of the new aged care act being open for consultation - that our collective action can wield a profound impact.

Read Sarah’s call for compassion on Inside Ageing.

Ways to get involved

Our membership primarily comes together in our Facebook group. If you are not there already, and are a Facebook user, please join us.

Conversations in our community include:

  • People sharing their personal experiences
  • Feedback on research questions for government submissions
  • Calls to join working groups to contribute to government submissions
  • Links to articles, events, and seminars.

You can follow Aged Care Reform Now activity on LinkedIn where we are quickly building an engaged professional following.

You can also email us with any questions.

May this Christmas season bring you joy, peace, and renewed hope for a better tomorrow for older Australians, their well-being, and for all of us.

Yours in action

The Aged Care Reform Now team

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