LIBERAL GOVERNMENT STILL OVERLOOKING OLDER AUSTRALIANS

Three days out from the election and it is clear Malcolm Turnbull and his Liberals have no interest in the aged care or the aged care workforce.

Malcolm Turnbull has been conspicuously quiet on these issues and has failed to provide any new funding or any new plans to address these issues.

All older Australians can expect from Malcolm Turnbull are more cuts to aged care and dementia services, cuts to Medicare, cuts to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme and cuts to the pension.

You can’t trust Malcolm Turnbull and the Liberals with ageing and aged care policy.

Only Labor has positive plans to address the ageing of our population and aged care needs.

In the next 20-30 years, the population aged 65 years and over is projected to increase to 25 per cent of the population - a profound social shift which requires an equally profound shift in our attitudes towards getting older.

Older Australians have a vital role to play in the future of Australia and they deserve access to fair, affordable and quality services.

That’s why Labor has put forward positive plans to become an age-friendly and dementia-friendly nation.

Only Labor will put older Australians, those living with dementia, their carers and those who provide formal care and services first.

Only July 2, vote Labor to ensure older Australians get the services the need.