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Illawarra Aged Care Forum: The Productivity Commission Draft Report - Caring for Older Australians and its implications

AHSRI - SMART - Illawarra Retirement Trust

Innovation Campus, University of Wollongong
19 April 2011

AHSRI held a Forum with the Productivity Commission, University and local industry experts that built on earlier conversations and submissions.

Welcome and orientation: 

Joining up the Dots in Aged and Health Care Reform
Professor Kathy Eagar, the Australian Health Services Research Institute/Centre for Health Service Development, University of Wollongong

First session: 

Caring for Older Australians: key points from the Draft Report plus Q&A 
Associate Commissioner Susanne Macri, AM, Productivity Commission

Second session:

  1. The Commission’s Draft Report: An economic appraisal
    Professor Henry Ergas, The SMART (Simulation, Modelling, Analysis, Research and Teaching) National Infrastructure Facility, University of Wollongong
  2. The Commission’s Draft Report recommendations in an industry and Illawarra context: perspectives of aged care providers.
    Nieves Murray, Illawarra Retirement Trust: The Illawarra Aged Care Scene
    Paul Sadler, Presbyterian Aged Care
    Dr Andrew Dalley, Illawarra Division of General Practice


  1. CHSD submission to the Productivity Commission: Caring for Older Australians
  2. IRT- CHSD follow up submission on Assessment Issues
  3. CHSD presentation to Sydney Hearing


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