Aged care providers and consumer groups have called for bipartisan support for further reform of aged care, following the release of the sector’s Aged Care Roadmap this week.
The opposition parties have echoed providers’ criticisms of the payroll tax supplement change, but the minister tells AAA the matter is now up to the states to decide.
A ‘draft aged care policy’ leaked to the Australian Financial Review is the only indication so far of the Coalition’s final policy on aged care and it confirms that Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells would not retain the portfolio in a Coalition governmen
Now that the dust has just started to settle, aged care reform advocates are starting to question whether the government’s recently announced reform package actually went far enough.
Key Independent MP, Tony Windsor, has backed the need to reform the sector and raised a question about aged care wages in Parliament.
AAA spoke to various aged care reform campaigners on the Agewell ‘day of action’ in Canberra earlier this week. Find out what it felt like to be there and how they thought the day went.
The Agewell campaign’s day of action yesterday saw 140 aged care advocates fill the House of Representatives public gallery. At Parliament House for the event, AAA now explains what happened during QT and details the question that was ‘almost’ raised.
The government could save itself millions of dollars if it implements a new nationwide dental scheme as promised, a recently released report states.
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]
The federal member for Melbourne, Adam Bandt, threw his support behind aged care nurses on Friday.
The Senate has shown its support for the sector, passing a motion which calls for the lower house to take action to increase aged care funding.
The National LGBT Health Alliance has called upon Labor and the Coalition to make a stronger commitment to improve the health and wellbeing of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) older people.
Here’s what you said: Sector representatives offer their verdict on the debate through a series of interviews, filmed live at the scene in Melbourne.
Aged care advocates will have greater choice in the polling booths this coming election following the recent release of the Australian Greens’ aged care plan and their strategy for reform.