Advocacy

ACS SA & NT is an enabling organisation that shapes expectations about ageing and supports the provision of highest quality services for older people. We act on behalf of a wide range of home care, retirement living and residential providers by influencing and informing Local, State and Federal Governments.

Our ability to provide credible leadership for the sector is based on the close connection we have with our membership and our intimate understanding of their business. Our strategic framework includes the following:

Goal 1 Leadership and Influence

  • Lead with advice and expertise on ageing in the public domain
  • Influence legislation and policy at all levels of government
  • Influence members to provide the highest quality of care in the sector and lead employer practices
  • Initiate and develop evidence-based policy

ACS SA&NT is a committed, hard working lobby group. Executive, Board and Committee members voluntarily give many hundreds of hours to represent members and ensure proper outcomes are received from various inquiries.

ACS SA&NT is part of the federation of State Associations that comprises Aged and Community Services Australia – the national peak body, to ensure representation of, and advocacy for, our members’ interests at a national level.