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Aged Care Royal Commission report shines a much-needed spotlight on governance failures

The Aged Care Royal Commission’s final report has shined a much-needed spotlight on governance failures in the embattled sector.

Governance has been listed as one of the five pillars in the Federal Government’s ‘five-year roadmap’ in its initial response to the report. As part of its response, the government has announced that around 3,700 senior leaders (boards and senior executive) will receive governance training.

Governance Institute of Australia CEO Megan Motto said this is a much-needed start at tackling the governance issues currently plaguing much of the sector, but more action will be needed.

“Good governance is driven from the top and the targeted training for directors and executives announced today is an excellent initiative,” Ms Motto said.

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