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NACA Overview

The National Aged Care Alliance (the Alliance) is a representative body of peak national organisations in aged care, including consumer groups, providers, unions, and health professionals, working together to determine a more positive future for aged care in Australia.

The Alliance was formed in April 2000. Representatives attending the inaugural meeting resolved to recommend to their organisations that a united policy agenda be developed to achieve better outcomes for the care of older Australians. Four broad issues were identified:

  • consumer rights;
  • quality of care;
  • workforce planning; and
  • short and long term financing of aged care.

Alliance members are concerned about the adequacy of aged care funding and the future sustainability of services. The funding of aged care and the establishment of industry wide benchmarks of care which link staffing levels, skills mix and funding to quality outcomes for recipients of aged care services, are the major focus.

The Alliance's vision for aged care in Australia is that:

All Australians have access to planned and properly resourced integrated quality aged care services that are flexible, equitable, that recognise diversity and promote choice and respect for users and workers.

Organisations in the Alliance

  • Aged and Community Services Australia
  • Alzheimer's Australia
  • Anglicare Australia
  • Association of Independent Retirees Limited
  • Attendant Care Industry Association
  • Australasian Services Care Network
  • Australian Association of Gerontology
  • Australian College of Nursing
  • Australian Healthcare and Hospital Association
  • Australian Medicare Local Alliance
  • Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine
  • Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation
  • Australian Physiotherapy Association
  • Australian Red Cross
  • Baptist Care Australia
  • Carers' Australia
  • Catholic Health Australia
  • COTA Australia
  • Dietitians Association of Australia
  • Diversional Therapy Australia
  • Exercise & Sports Science Australia
  • Federation of Ethnic Communities' Councils of Australia
  • Health Services Union
  • Leading Age Services Australia
  • Legacy Australia
  • Lutheran Aged Care Australia
  • Macular Disease Foundation Australia
  • National Aboriginal Community-Controlled Health Organisation
  • National Presbyterian Aged Care Network
  • National Stroke Foundation
  • Occupational Therapy Australia
  • Palliative Care Australia
  • Public Sector Residential Aged Care Leadership Committee
  • Returned & Services League of Australia
  • Royal Society for the Blind
  • Speech Pathology Australia
  • The National LGBTI Health Alliance
  • The Pharmacy Guild of Australia
  • The Salvation Army
  • United Voice
  • UnitingCareAustralia
  • Vision Australia


Keep up to date on NACA Wesite
March 31st 2014 Here is a link to Minister Fifield’s speech to the Centre for Economic Development in Melbourne:
Latest Report on NACA link to document NACA Report Feb 2014


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