The Royal Commission will hold a public hearing in Broome from Monday 17 June 2019 to Wednesday 19 June 2019. The Royal Commission will inquire into:
- the unique needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people when it comes to aged care services
- the perspective and experience of people who access aged care in remote areas including family members and carers
- the nature and scope of aged care services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in remote areas
- the barriers to accessing aged care services for people living in remote areas and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
- the challenges of maintaining an adequately skilled and culturally appropriate workforce, both in remote areas and for the provision of care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
- good practice care models for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people living in remote areas.
The Royal Commission has approached the organisations and individuals from whom it seeks evidence for this public hearing.