Our special online series

From the policies on ageing and aged care to the major parties’ positions on the controversial recent aged care funding cuts – Australian Ageing Agenda has been reporting on the key issues this election.

Here are our picks of the top stories you need to know about, as Australia heads to the polls on Saturday 2 July.

Interviews with party spokespeople

First, our interviews with the parties’ spokespeople on ageing and aged care (our numerous requests for an interview with the Minister for Aged Care Sussan Ley were unsuccessful):

  • Labor  Labor’s spokesman on ageing Shayne Neumann tells AAA his party will release the economic modelling behind the controversial budget measure to reduce aged care funding by $1.2 billion if elected, but maintains it cannot reverse the changes.
  • The Greens  The need for a full and independent review of ACFI is a key issue facing the sector, Greens spokesperson on ageing Senator Rachel Siewert tells AAA.

Aged care and ageing policy

We’ve also carried a series of reports on the question of ageing and aged care policy this election:

What do you think of the major parties’ position on ageing and aged care this election? Comment below 

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