Close Search
 
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES for the COMMON GOOD
News  |  Governance

Aged Care Peak Body Merger Fails


10 February 2012 at 2:30 pm
Staff Reporter
Less than a year after the national peak body for Not for Profit aged care providers Aged and Community Services Australia announced its plans to merge with the for-profit Aged Care Association Australia, the ACSA board has resolved to no longer pursue the merger.

Staff Reporter | 10 February 2012 at 2:30 pm


0 Comments


 Print
Aged Care Peak Body Merger Fails
10 February 2012 at 2:30 pm

Less than a year after the national peak body for Not for Profit aged care providers Aged and Community Services Australia announced its plans to merge with the for-profit Aged Care Association Australia, the ACSA board has resolved to no longer pursue the merger.

Following Wednesday’s board meeting in Canberra, the ASCA announced that consultation with member states indicated that there was “insufficient support for this change to occur, which in itself would have been a complex process”.

The ASCA says the board reaffirmed its commitment that “given the urgency to focus on a once in a lifetime aged care reform opportunity, as well as the need to actively influence the emerging Not for Profit environment – which includes the nascent establishment of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) – it would be focusing its full attention on the importance of these priorities to the Not for Profit sector.”

ACSA National President Rob Hankins said that despite the decision not to progress with the merger, widespread support across the sector for wholesale reforms remains essential during this critical period.

In July last year Pro Bono Australia reported the news of the proposed merger and that ACSA President Klaus Zimmermann had said that the ACSA Board had resolved to seek support of its state members for the merged national body.

The question of a merger has been in discussions for more than 12 months, with ASCA having investigated a range of options for the restructure.

A taskforce of three ACSA board members oversaw the process of negotiation for a new organisation.

Rob Hankins said: “ACSA will continue to cooperate closely with other relevant bodies such as NACA to seek unity on national reform issues and will seek to further its close working relationship with ACAA by strengthening the Aged Care Industry Council advocacy process.” 
 

Want Pro Bono Australia News delivered straight to your inbox? Subscribe now – it's free! 



PB Careers
Get your biweekly dose of news, opinion and analysis to keep you up to date with what’s happening and why it matters for you, sent every Tuesday and Thursday morning.

Got a story to share?

Got a news tip or article idea for Pro Bono News? Or perhaps you would like to write an article and join a growing community of sector leaders sharing their thoughts and analysis with Pro Bono News readers? Get in touch at news@probonoaustralia.com.au or download our contributor guidelines.

Advertisement

Virtual Congress - CPA Australia

Get more stories like this

FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Collaboration for Impact: Lessons from the field

John Butcher

Monday, 19th October 2020 at 5:53 pm

Let’s talk about charity cyber security

Maggie Coggan

Wednesday, 30th September 2020 at 9:33 pm

A for-purpose recipe: the ingredients to drive impact and sustainability today

Heather Morecroft

Thursday, 24th September 2020 at 7:00 am

pba inverse logo
Subscribe Twitter Facebook
×