Aged care providers have been left disappointed after Prime Minister Scott Morrison failed to appoint a dedicated ageing and aged care minister to his new cabinet.
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The federal government has come under pressure for its “woeful” inactivity on releasing data about waiting lists for home care packages.
The Turnbull Government is seeking to boost the retirement incomes of asset-rich, cash-poor pensioners by expanding the eligibility of the government’s Pension Loans Scheme.
The Federal Government says it wants a discussion on accessing home equity to meet the costs of Australia’s ageing population, but so far has dismissed one proposed means of enabling it.
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.