The Aged Care Reform after the 2018 Federal Budget conference will be your first opportunity to unpack the aged care reform measures in the 2018 Federal Budget with legislators, industry peaks and aged care experts to identify your next steps.
Topics to be discussed:
- This Budget contains an unprecedented package to address the opportunities of an ageing Australia – More Choices for a Longer Life. How does this impact on and affect the future of aged care?
- How much did the Budget deliver on the recommendations of the Legislated Aged Care Review and the Review of National Aged Care Quality Regulatory Processes?
- What’s going to happen about the recommendations that have not been accepted, or actioned?
- How will the new Quality and Safety Commission and Unannounced Visits be implemented, as providers also transition into accreditation under the new single quality framework?
- How far will the Budget measures reduce the Home Care Package waitlist, and what more needs to be done?
- How will we address the workforce requirements for nearly a doubling of Home Care Packages and projected growth in residential care?
- How are providers really faring financially, what difference will the Budget provisions make, and what is the future direction of residential funding likely to be?
- Given the government has announced in principle approval for residential funding to become consumer controlled, what needs to be considered in the impact analysis study?
- Overall where does the Budget leave us on the Aged Care Roadmap?
Who will attend this event?
Aged care providers, board members and investors with responsibility for:
- Executive leadership
- Residential care
- Home & community care
- Strategy & operations
- General management
Attend to learn:
- Understand the impact of the 2018 Federal Budget following the Tune & Carnell Reviews
- Plan next steps strategically with insights from Treasurer Scott Morrison, Minister Greg Hunt & Minister Wyatt
- Prepare your organisation for potential changes to funding, especially in residential care
- Get answers to your biggest questions on quality, funding and reform to come
The Hon. Scott Morrison MP is the Treasurer and a senior member of Prime Minister Turnbull’s Cabinet and Expenditure Review Committee.
Minister Morrison was appointed Minister for Social Services on December 23, 2014 and was responsible for driving the Coalition Government’s welfare reform strategy that is designed to increase the economic participation of Australians and to ensure the long term sustainability of Australia’s welfare safety net.
Prior to serving as Minister for Social Services, Minister Morrison was the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection where he also served on the National Security Committee of Cabinet and he successfully implemented Operation Sovereign Borders, that ‘stopped the boats’, saving lives and restoring public confidence in Australia’s immigration program.
Minister for Health
Greg was born and raised on the Mornington Peninsula where he currently resides with his wife Paula and two young children.
Greg graduated from Melbourne University with First Class Honours in Law, and subsequently won a Fulbright Scholarship to complete a Masters of International Relations at Yale University.
Throughout university and his time on a kibbutz in Israel he worked in warehouses, as a metal worker and as a fruit picker.
After university Greg worked with Mallesons Stephen Jacques, before becoming Associate to the Chief Justice of the Federal Court.
Between 1994 and 1998, Greg worked as senior adviser to the then opposition Leader and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Alexander Downer. He subsequently headed Australia’s electoral mission to Cambodia in 1998.
Greg then worked with McKinsey and Co for almost three years during which time he became an Engagement Manager and specialised in telecommunications, start-ups, government reform and the banking sector.
Greg’s achievements include being named a Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum, being a runner up in the World Debating Championships and being selected as Australia’s debating captain.
Greg was elected as the Federal Member for Flinders in 2001, and became Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Environment and Heritage and then Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs as a young MP in the Howard Government.
Greg was Shadow Minister in the Environment portfolio between 2007 and 2013, and was Minister for the Environment between September 2013 and July 2016.
As Environment Minister, Greg counts his key achievements as establishing Australia’s successful Emissions Reduction Fund, developing the Great Barrier Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan and $1 billion Reef Fund.
In 2016 he was selected as the inaugural Best Minister in the World recipient at the World Government Summit.
Greg was appointed Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science in July 2016.
In January 2017, Greg was appointed Minister for Health and Sport. Greg has always had a strong connection with the medical profession and both his mother and wife worked as nurses.
Greg will use his background in the Industry, Innovation and Science portfolio to build on Australia’s track record for medical breakthroughs, turning what is done in the laboratory into better healthcare for patients.
Mental health is an issue that is particularly important to Greg. He wants to be a strong advocate for greater understanding and community awareness, and to ensure we have the necessary resources to help deal with this very important issue.
Greg is a keen sportsman and has competed in seven marathons as well as numerous local events such as the Arthurs Seat Challenge fun run, the San Remo Channel Challenge and the Dromana Life Saving Club swim.
As a sports fan and sports Dad, Greg is thrilled to have the Sports portfolio where he will continue to work towards increasing participation in sport.
As the Member for Flinders, Greg has completed four 500km walks around his electorate – in 2004, 2007, 2011 and 2015 – to raise funds for Juvenile Diabetes and Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Aged Care Financing Authority
Mike Callaghan AM PSM is chair of the Aged Care Financing Authority, on the Board of the Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation, and a Non-Resident Fellow at the Lowy Institute. In 2017 he chaired the Government’s review of the Petroleum Resource Rent Tax and the review of the Economic Impact of the Government’s Regulation Agenda. He also chaired the Northern Australia Insurance Premiums Taskforce. From 2013 to 2014 he was Director of the G 20 Studies Centre at the Lowy Institute. Mike spent 38 years in the Australian Treasury. From 2008 to 2012 he was Deputy Secretary, Macroeconomic Group, Australia’s G-20 Finance Deputy, and the Prime Ministers Special Envoy, International Economy. From 2005-2007 he was Deputy Secretary, Revenue Group. He spent four years on the IMF Executive Board in Washington DC and has served as Chief of Staff to the Australian Treasurer, the Hon Peter Costello.
The Aged Care Sector Committee
David Tune was Secretary of the Department of Finance from August 2009 to June 2014. In this role, he provided advice to the government on all Budget issues, as well as whole-of-government ICT policy, government property management and financial Management.
David has held many senior positions in the Australian Public Service, including Associate Secretary, Domestic Policy Group in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, where he was responsible for providing advice on a diverse range of domestic policy issues, including industry policy, infrastructure policy, social policy, health policy, environment policy, economic policy and fiscal policy. He was also the Australian Sherpa for the first two G20 meetings in 2008 and 2009. He began his career in the Australian Public Service in 1976 and has worked in the Departments of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Social Security/Family and Community Services and the Treasury at Senior Executive Service levels on a range of policy matters and program management. From 1986 to 1988 he was seconded to the British Cabinet Office working in the UK Efficiency Unit. Other senior positions have included Deputy Secretary of Treasury’s Fiscal Policy Group with responsibility for providing policy advice to the Government on all issues involving expenditure.
In this role, as well as in Finance and PM&C, David provided direct advice to government and the Expenditure Review Committee of Cabinet over a long period and had a leading role in the preparation of countless Budgets and other Economic Statement. David’s more recent roles include Chair of the Government’s Aged Care Sector Committee (since early 2015) and Co-Chair of the Independent Review of Parliamentary Entitlements for the Commonwealth Government that reported in early 2016. David was awarded the Public Service Medal in the 2009 Australia Day Honours List and in January 2015 became an officer in the general division of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to public administration through leadership of finance, budget and social policy initiatives, as an adviser to government, and through disaster recovery co-ordination and liaison.
Napier Healthcare Solutions is a specialist global technology vendor for healthcare providers. As a pioneer in promoting an “inclusive technology” approach among aged care providers, Napier offers a comprehensive solutions suite that includes an interoperable Cloud-based platform that empowers Long Term Care providers in areas such as Residential Care, Home Care, Remote Patient Monitoring and Telemedicine. Powered by Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning solutions and Napier’s technology expertise, healthcare providers can now launch new service lines in the shortest possible time to assist in compliance changes for Aged Care Reform. For more information, make your way towww.napierhealthcare.com.
blisscare health® is a national organisation and one of the fastest growing and innovative companies in Australia awarded by Smart50 and BRW100 with the vision of changing the face of senior’s health through innovation, premium services and excellent customer experience. We deliver physiotherapy, podiatry, dietetics, nursing, exercise physiology and medical services within residential aged care homes, retirement villages, medical centres, health clubs and community. We operate in partnerships with residential aged care facilities, retirement living organisations and primary health providers. With a team of highly skilled professionals, blisscare health® will continue to address the challenges of health, wellness and fitness for clients over 60.
MOA Benchmarking are experts in online systems for quality improvement and risk assessment in aged and home care. MOA represent the largest community of providers networked to continuously improve outcomes for older Australians in care. Individual services through to Australia’s largest provider organisations partner with MOA to tailor a suite of continuously updated tools including audits, surveys and quality indicators. A partnership with MOA transitions provider organisations from compliance to better practice; keeping them ahead of constantly changing regulation and the ‘incident waiting to happen’. Providers can seamlessly drill down from their dashboard to detailed benchmarked reporting in real time. Performance can be assessed over time as well as how it compares with like peers. Risk and opportunities for improvement are intuitively flagged and connect with an online Plan for Continuous Improvement (PCI) Manager. Teams collaborate to convert data such as MOA report flags, complaints or suggestions into documented improvements within a ‘live’ platform. Staff are notified of every update and reports are submitted or shared with the AACQA or stakeholders on demand. MOA Benchmarking provides a complete quality improvement program which is constantly evolving to meet the changing needs of the age care sector.
Strativity Group is a global customer experience consultancy that has undertaken a significant volume of work in Australia’s Aged Care Sector and the broader health segment.
Our expertise is in strategy, experience design and cultural transformation.
Strativity works with clients to:
- Design and execute value creating customer experience strategies
- Define, improve and innovate the customer experience
- Develop a customer-centric culture and improve organisational capability
- Determine the economics that support investment in customer experience management
Strativity helps our clients answer the following questions:
- What is our current customer experience and how do we effectively map it?
- How do we identify and prioritise the key areas for improvement?
- How do we innovate the experience to create and sustain a competitive advantage?
- How do we build an enterprise wide blueprint for experience improvement?
- How do we infuse the customer perspective into our business to drive real change?
- How do we capture the economic value of our customer experience strategy?
Rubbermaid Commercial Products (RCP) is a global marketer of consumer and commercial products with a strong portfolio of leading brands known for delivering superior performance, design and innovation. We are dedicated to being a global market leader in Healthcare, Hospitality, Foodservice and Property Management.
We strive to always provide our distributors and end-users with innovative, high-quality, cost-effective, and environmentally responsible products.
Our “Work Smarter” philosophy is incorporated into all of our products, methods, and programs. From our waste management systems and microfibre cleaning mops, we consistently develop innovative solutions that are best-in-class industry leaders in durability, ergonomics, and sustainability.
What People Are Saying
The Criterion Conference was great with a good line up of relevant to the industry speakers – thank youGeneral Manager, Doutta Galla Aged Services
Very informative conference with a good mix of speaker and audience interaction.CEO, Meath Care
Criterion are one of the few organisers that work with sponsors to ensure maximum networking and value for investmentNational Sales and Marketing Manager, Malmet
COTA Criterion Conferences provide a great mix of expert comment, lived experience of implementing reform and fabulous networkingNational Manager Aged Care Reform, COTA
Thought provoking conference that challenged me to adjust my perspectives and to see outside the square.Care Manager, Illawarra Diggers Aged and Community Care
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Australian Ageing Agenda
Australian Ageing Agenda (AAA) is an independent and authoritative bi-monthly magazine and news website for people who work in or around the broad aged services and retirement living sectors in Australia. It provides a range of objective news, analysis and opinion on ageing issues and policy, aged care and seniors housing.
Community Care Review
To assist community care organisations and their staff to understand and navigate the historic changes underway in both community aged care and disability services, in early 2015 the team behind AAA launched a new magazine dedicated exclusively to community care.
Published quarterly, Community Care Review magazine provides news and analysis on the key challenges and opportunities facing the sector, as well as opinion from informed commentators and sector leaders. Leading experts provide analysis and advice on key areas impacting community care organisations. Community Care Review has a strong focus on evidence-based practice, and carries a range of engaging articles on research, clinical and practice issues. Community Care Review is published quarterly.