AGED CARE WORKERS PENALTY RATES UNDER THREAT

New information showing that cuts to penalty rates could spread to other industries has given legs to concerns from those working in the aged care sector.   Continue reading

LABOR WELCOMES GREATER CHOICE FOR OLDER AUSTRALIANS

Today Labor welcomes the commencement of the next stage of reforms in the delivery of home care for older Australians. Continue reading

DEMENTIA REPORT DEMANDS ACTION

The release of a new report, The Economic Cost of Dementia in Australia 2016-2056 by Alzheimer’s Australia, should be a wakeup call to Malcolm Turnbull. Continue reading

MALCOLM TURNBULL'S "FLYING" START TO THE YEAR

2017 has begun for Malcolm Turnbull much the same as 2016 ended - with division, dysfunction, disappointment and no economic leadership in sight. Continue reading

SPARE A THOUGHT FOR THOSE LIVING WITH DEMENTIA THIS CHRISTMAS

As we get into the festive spirit, Senator Polley is urging communities to keep those living with dementia, their carers and families in mind this Christmas.    Continue reading

GOVERNMENT FAILS TO ADDRESS LONG-TERM AGED CARE FUNDING NEEDS

Labor welcomes the Turnbull Liberal Government’s partial back down on its 2016 Budget measures that targeted the care of vulnerable older Australians. Continue reading

LIVES ARE AT RISK: PEOPLE NEED TO BE INFORMED OF TRIPLE ZERO OPERATION RISKS

I am calling for better communication from State and Federal Governments in relation to the operation of triple-zero emergency services (or calls). Continue reading

TURNBULL GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO SIT UP LISTEN TO THE AGED CARE WORKFORCE SECTOR

Aged care providers, workers and experts have used this week’s Senate Inquiry hearings in Western Australia to call on the Turnbull Government to take action to ensure we have an adequately skilled and equipped aged care workforce to care for our rapidly ageing population. Continue reading

AGED CARE WORKFORCE INQUIRY PERTH HEARING

The Senate Community Affairs References Committee’s inquiry into the future of Australia’s aged care sector workforce will be in Perth today. Continue reading

INDEPENDENT AGED CARE REVIEW MUST BE INDEPENDENT AND CONSIDER FUNDING

Labor welcomes the appointment of David Tune AO PSM to lead the independent review of aged care required as part of Labor’s Living Longer Living Better aged care package. Continue reading