Our History

The Remote Accord was formed based on the belief that every community—including those in remote and very remote areas of Australia—has an equal right to accessible, high quality aged care services.

The Remote Accord saw its genesis in the ‘A Matter of Care: Australia’s Aged Care Workforce Strategy’ report; Strategic Action 11 recommended that the Government and industry support the establishment of a Remote Accord.
The overall objective of the Remote Accord is to achieve an adequate, robust, and appropriately skilled and supported workforce that meets the current and future care needs of older people living in remote and very remote Australian communities.

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Our Governance

The Aged Care Workforce Remote Accord is made up of a group of employers and experts delivering aged care services in remote and very remote areas of Australia.

Our Leadership Group is made up of leaders from service providers operating in remote and very remote areas from across Australia, including Russell Bricknell from Juniper, Graham Aitken from Aboriginal Community Services, Tamra Bridges from SilverChain, Jenny Beath from Australian Unity, Mia Hampson from Pinangba, and Wendy Hubbard from Australian Regional and Remote Community Services, as well as remote aged care experts Mark Diamond, Phillip Luck, and Praveen Gopal.
Our activities are proudly hosted by UnitingCare Australia, and our National Director is based at UnitingCare Australia’s head office in Canberra. Our Workforce Implementation Project team are based across the country.

Who we work with

We work collaboratively with services and communities across the nation to document the challenges facing the workforce and understand existing strategies aimed at combatting those challenges. We engage with communities, key stakeholders, and Government to ensure an effective and informed approach to applying provider-led solutions.
We have a vast database of workers from service providers located in remote and very remote communities who we regularly share updates and resources with, and area always eager to hear first hand accounts of the challenges and successes of those who work in Australia’s remote areas.

Meet our team

Our National Director is based at UnitingCare Australia in Canberra, and our Leadership Group is made up of leaders from service providers operating in remote and very remote areas from across Australia, including Russell Bricknell from Juniper, Graham Aitken from Aboriginal Community Services, Tamra Bridges from SilverChain, Jenny Beath from Australian Unity, Mia Hampson from Pinangba, and Wendy Hubbard from Australian Regional and Remote Community Services, as well as remote aged care experts Mark Diamond, Phillip Luck, and Praveen Gopal.