Aged care services to get new oversight

Aged care will be policed by a tough new cop from 2020 as the federal government moves to crack down on shocking cases of neglect and abuse in the sector.

Legislation cleared the Senate on Monday to establish the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission which will regulate residential aged care services, home care services, flexible care services and publicly-funded aged care services.

The bill will now return to the lower house to tick off government amendments which included giving the commissioner powers to make information public about aged care services.