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We all want older Australians to be safe, well looked after, and to enjoy a good quality of life. 

As the national regulator of government-funded aged care services, our primary role is to hold providers to account for the quality and safety of care they deliver to older Australians, and for their compliance with other obligations in the Aged Care Act 1997.

We are led by an independent Commissioner – Janet Anderson PSM – who reports directly to the Minister for Aged Care, The Hon Anika Wells MP.

Janet Anderson, Aged Care Quality and Safety Commissioner

Janet Anderson

Janet was appointed as our inaugural Commissioner in January 2019 having held leadership positions in Commonwealth, State and Territory agencies for more than 20 years, working in the areas of health and aged care policy, strategy and planning.

After stints in the NSW Department of Health, the Commonwealth Department of Veterans’ Affairs and the Commonwealth Department of Health, Janet took up the position of Deputy CEO, and then acting CEO, of the Northern Territory Department of Health. While in the Northern Territory, she led the government’s response to the Royal Commission into child protection and youth justice.

In 2009, Janet was awarded a Public Service Medal for her significant contributions to health policy development and reform – contributions she has continued to build on here at the Commission through the current program of aged care sector reforms.

The Commissioner is supported by an experienced Executive Leadership team and a diverse, highly skilled and experienced staff.

Our Executive Leadership team and people

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Speaker requests

We welcome requests to speak or present from external organisations. If you would like to request a Commission representative to participate in your upcoming meeting or event, please complete the online form and we’ll be in touch.

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