After many years of waiting, peak bodies LASA and ACSA have announced they will join forces as the new Aged & Community Care Providers Association (ACCPA) from 1 July.
The final push came from the Royal Commission's report which called for a unified body to better represent the aged care sector.
LASA CEO Sean Rooney agrees that "it's a historic day" that was long overdue.
"The idea of having a single industry association representing all providers and aged care services, irrespective of their ownership model, has been in the sector for close to two decades," Rooney said.
"[The merger] is an indication of the maturity of the aged care sector."
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