James Underwood worked with the DoH for five years, finishing in 1987 at the level of Delegate. We are pleased to advise that JU&A has been the recipient of many Commonwealth Grants through the Aged Care Program Support area to assist homes to meet standards and prepare for accreditation.
James also directly assisted the Commonwealth in creating the current payment arrangements through participation in the Aged Care Working Advisory Group (ACWAG) working group on Payroll Tax and Superannuation Guarantee funding.
James was also a member of the Expert and Technical Advisory Group (ETAG) for the Commonwealth Pricing Review under Professor Warren Hogan. We work closely with DoH officers in every state and the ACT to assist with, for example, client enquiries; client/Department liaison; interpretation and implementation of legislation; and minor dispute resolution.