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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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Source: The West Australian  | Reporter: Megan Neil | Photo: AAP

James Nutt, 35, views his years in a nursing home as a “sentence”.

A number of younger people who are living, or have lived, in residential aged care will tell the royal commission about their experiences during a hearing in Melbourne next week.

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Source: Aged Care Guide  |  Reporter: Liz Alderslade

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