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Catholic Health welcomes philanthropists' aged-care review

The director of aged care for Catholic Health Australia, Richard Gray, said a review of Australia's aged care sector by two businessmen would greatly benefit the sector, particularly given its independent nature.

Philanthropist Baillieu Myer and retired mining magnate Sir Arvi Parbo, both 76, have received the Government's blessing for initiating a $1 million independent inquiry into aged care by the end of the year.

"It is not necessarily being driven by one stakeholder such as the Government, providers or stakeholders," Mr Gray said.

"I am not sure it will come up with any surprises given there is already a fair amount of documented alternative funding models for long-term care in Australia. But I would expect whatever it does come up with, the Government will listen."

Catholic Health Australia

Canberra Times

10 Apr 2002