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Public submissions to QLD inquiry into aged care, palliative care and voluntary assisted dying seem focus on end-of-life decisions

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The inquiry was initially announced by The Queensland Parliamentary Health, Communities, Disability Services and Domestic and Family Violence Committee in November 2018 (within a month of the Royal Commission) and received more than 5,000 submissions before the deadline in April.

While the submission scope included aged care, an initial glance at the first 500 suggests Queenslanders are mostly concerned with end-of-life and palliative care issues rather than home or residential aged care.

Like the Royal Commission, the inquiry is hosting a series of public community forums across the state to receive more submissions from the community. Full details are available here.

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