Royal Commissioner joins community legal support organisation for aged care residents

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Former Federal Court judge and Royal Commissioner The Honourable Tony Pagone QC has been appointed as a Patron of community legal support organisation ALARM.

ALARM, a Not For Profit organisation, supports aged care residents as well as family and friends through education about their legal rights and access to the most appropriate lawyers to deal with their issues.

Mr Pagone, who served as one of the Royal Commissioners into Aged Care Quality and Safety and has a strong interest in social justice issues, said he was looking forward to working with ALARM.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to act as patron to ALARM, an organisation addressing the inadequacies identified by the Royal Commission and contributing to the reform of the aged care sector by ensuring Australia’s most vulnerable people have access to legal support and services,” he said.

ALARM is urging the Federal Government to reform the Aged Care Act 1997 (Cth) in line with the recommendations from the Royal Commission.