Letter from Minister Richard Colbeck

Michelle Jenkins recently reached out to the new Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians Senator the Hon. Richard Colbeck to touch base during this critical time for the aged care sector. We at Community Vision are very pleased to be working with the new minister, and we look forward to his valuable input in the coming years.

Minister Colbeck’s responding letter reads:

“Thank you for your letter of support and congratulations on my appointment as Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians, and Minister for Youth and Sport. I am honoured and delighted to take my place in the Morrison Government Ministry to serve the people of Australia. Each of my Ministerial roles comes with enormous responsibility. I look forward to addressing the challenges and harnessing the opportunities ahead for the benefit of all Australians. I acknowledge the enormous body of work achieved by former Ministers in these portfolios; the Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP and Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie. I look forward to working with the Minister for Health, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, to progress the Morrison Government’s already comprehensive reform agenda and deliver on our Election commitments.”

“The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety will be a vital and instructive part of this. The Government is focused on ensuring Australians have access to high quality aged care services so that they are able to live their lives in the way that they wish to, and deserve.”

“I thank you again for your letter of support and look forward to working with you into the future.”

We anticipate the Commission will validate ongoing safety and quality reforms in the aged care sphere. These are some of the most critical aspects of caring for our valued senior population.

Community Vision is committed to innovative and accountable care- in fact, those are two of our core values. We are dedicated to supporting the Royal Commission in shaping a better and safer sector for individuals accessing services and the staff providing them.

A big thank you to Minister Colbeck for his letter from all of us at Community Vision.

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