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Source: Sky News  |  Reporter: Andrea Crothers  |  Photo: Getty Images

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Source: The Australian  |  Reporter: Stephen Lunn

The Morrison government’s “Claytons action plan” for younger people in residential aged care was symptomatic of a “distinct lack of leadership” on the issue, the Aged Care Royal Commission has heard.

Counsel assisting the Commission Richard Knowles on Friday delivered a scathing assessment of efforts to address what he said was a “fundamental issue of human rights”.

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Source: HelloCare  |  Reporter: Caroline Egan

There is a “pipeline” of young people moving from hospital to residential aged care, and often other options are not even considered, the royal commission has heard.

Every week in Australia, on average 42 younger people enter residential aged care, the equivalent of six per day or 2,000 every year. Most are sent to aged care after being discharged from hospital.

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Source: The Australian  |  Reporter: Stephen Lunn  |  Photo: David Crosling

Younger people living in aged care in Australia is a “significant human rights issue” which must be brought to an end, Disability Discrimination Commissioner Ben Gauntlett says.

Appearing at the Aged Care Royal Commission on Wednesday, Dr Gauntlett said the Morrison government’s goal of merely halving the number of younger people entering aged care by 2025 revealed a “misallocation of ­resources”.

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Source: 7 News  | Reporter: Megan Neil | Photo: AAP

On the first night of James Nutt’s “sentence” in an aged care facility, the 21-year-old dropped his head in his hands and cried.

“I thought to myself: ‘I’m 21, I’ve got maybe 65 years left in my life and I’m forced to live here for the rest of it with no ability of ever getting out.’

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Source: SBS News  |  Reporter: Rachel Cary

THE NDIA says is confident it will be able to significantly reduce the number of people under the age of 65 living in aged care,  but when questioned at the Royal Commission into Aged Care, the acting CEO admitted the agency doesn’t know how many new residences it will have to provide to make it happen.

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