Aged care worker talking to senior people

The next steps for aged care: Forging a clear path after the Royal Commission


by Stephen Duckett, Anika Stobart and Hal Swerissen

The Federal Government should boost aged care funding by about $10 billion a year. Properly used, the extra money could transform the system.

  • Health and Aged Care Program Director

    Stephen Duckett

    Dr Stephen Duckett has held top operational and policy leadership positions in health care in Australia and Canada, including as Secretary of what is now the Commonwealth Department of Health. He has a reputation for creativity, evidence-based innovation, and reform in areas ranging from the introduction of activity-based funding for hospitals to new systems of accountability for the safety of hospital care. An economist, he is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.

    Information about Stephen Duckett’s academic publications are available on Google Scholar.


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