At around 11.30am today, PM Julia Gillard and Minister Mark Butler, officially announced its response to the PC’s aged care inquiry. Read the details, as the government presented them.
There is speculation that the federal government will either make a public announcement or secretly tell NACA members the details of its aged care reform package, during an impromtu NACA meeting in Canberra this Friday.
Minister for Mental Health, Ageing and Social Inclusion, Mark Butler, was grilled by journalists in Adelaide on the weekend about aged care reform, but gave almost nothing away about the government’s budget plans.
The common themes that emerged from public consultations hosted by Minister Mark Butler and COTA Australia will sound familiar to many people close to the aged care industry.
Aged care reform getting up in this year’s budget is far from a sure thing, ACAA’s CEO has warned. The uncomfortable reality is that aged care’s once-in-a-generation reform package is in a competition for funding that will go right to the line.
The Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, Mark Butler, spoke on Monday at the 30th ACAA National Congress, and took questions from delegates. We asked five aged care leaders for their perspectives.
The sector can only encourage older Australians to live well if they also enable them to die well, says the Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, Mark Butler.
A partnership between Brisbane North Institute of TAFE and a group of aged care providers is increasing the skill level of the aged care workforce.
BREAKING NEWS: The Australian Greens has jumped on the Alzheimer’s Australia support bandwagon, raising the question of dementia funding in parliament this afternoon. [SOUND FILE]
Industry members at an information night hosted by Gadens Lawyers last week were presented with an uncomfortable proposition.
Industry experts in law and finance say that while some questions about aged care reform recommendations remain unanswered, in general there is little to worry about.
There’s no need to sit idle waiting for the government’s response to the Productivity Commission’s report. CEO of Benetas, Sandra Hills, discusses what providers could and should be doing in the interim.