The team

Aged Care Reform Now is a grassroots volunteer organisation made up of people passionate about seeing changes in the way aged care services are delivered in Australia. 

There is an organising committee that coordinates the activities of the group, with input from action groups and members. 

The political action group is keeping the pressure on politicians in the lead up to and beyond the next election.

We have media spokespeople who are willing to speak to the media either sharing their stories or expertise on aged care issues. 

There are also specific policy action groups to help influence the new policies to come out of the Government’s response to the Royal Commission. For example, we formed a policy action group to respond to the Department of Health’s consultation on the Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS) in home care. You can read our submission here

While these are the main groups, the organisation couldn’t do what it does without you – the members. You can get involved as much or as little as you want. The organisation is continuously evolving so we’ll be sharing updates as we have them. If you have any ideas, want to start a new action group, or join an existing one, please let us know. 

Who is on the Aged Care Reform Now Organising Committee?

Many of you would have joined our new Facebook Group – Aged Care Reform Now 2.0, and have seen our committee members as Admins or posting. 

Currently, there are eleven members of the Organising Committee, but we’re looking to ensure all States and Territories are covered. We’re all about leveraging the brains trust available to us in this wonderful membership. So if you’re interested in joining the Organising Committee or would like to run a working group, please email or message one of the people listed below.

Liz Barton
Ron Carroll
Helen Hardy
Cecilia Webster
Yvonne Buters
Sally Rothnie
Amina Schipp
Michelle Chaperon
Erietta Sapounakis
Anna Willis
Brian Halpin

The organising committee meets every Wednesday night at 7.45pm AEST. If you would like to join us for a meeting or more, please email We welcome all contributions to the discussion and transparency of our meetings.

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