New funding streams to ensure the viability of rural and remote aged care services are among the measures aged and community care providers would like to see in the forthcoming Budget.
Friday’s news wrap includes: Peak bodies meet new minister; seniors wanted for social connectedness survey; minister and state peak CEO debate the ceased payroll-tax subsidy; and competition to encourage creative dementia therapies.
From the dementia supplement debacle to the department’s computer glitches, and red tape cuts finally getting underway to current and future reforms on the horizon – Australian Ageing Agenda presents our top picks for the high and low points of 2014.
Leading Age Services Australia WA (LASA-WA) has accused the State Government of unfairly attacking the not-for-profit aged care sector as part of a bid to tighten available tax exemptions for charities.
The Queensland, Western Australian and South Australian governments have ruled out granting a payroll tax exemption to aged care providers following the Federal Government’s decision to remove its longstanding supplement from 1 January 2015, which will see providers lose $181 million of revenue in the first year.