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The Australian government spent approximately $21.5 billion on aged care in 2019-20. Despite spending more each year, the quality of aged care hasn't improved in Australia.

The 2021 Final Report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety found that previous aged care reforms failed to meet the needs of older citizens. Our research also suggests that markets have failed to work effectively and having more private providers increases prices but not the quality of care.

This roundtable will bring together academics, policymakers and practitioners to discuss aged care organisation, financing and market failures, with a view to inform how aged care could be improved.

We hope you can join us in-person or online for this in-depth discussion. The in-person event will be followed by a light lunch.

The in-person event will be followed by a light lunch.

Moderator: Professor Briony Dow, Director, National Ageing Research Institute


  • Michael Lye, Deputy Secretary for Ageing and Aged Care
  • Associate Professor Jongsay Yong, Principal Research Fellow, Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic & Social Research
  • Professor Henry Cutler, Director, Centre for the Health Economy, Macquarie University
  • Raelene Thompson, Chair of the Board of Directors, Uniting AgeWell

Date and time

Wed., 28 September 2022

11:00 am – 12:30 pm AEST


The University of Melbourne, Level 5, Room 5015, The Spot Building

198 Berkeley Street

Carlton, VIC 3053



For further information and to register, please click HERE.

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