WORLD OSTEOPOROSIS DAY 2017

Labor calls on Australians to make bone health a priority tomorrow in recognition of World Osteoporosis Day. Continue reading

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF OLDER PERSONS 2017

On International Day of Older Persons, Labor recognises the valuable role older people play in making Australia a great place to live. Continue reading

DEMENTIA NOW THE LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH FOR WOMEN IN AUSTRALIA

Dementia is now the leading cause of death for women in Australia. Continue reading

AGED CARE REVIEW CONFIRMS CONCERNING FAILURES

Confirmation that almost 90,000 older Australians are unable to access home care packages, including 68,000 with high need, is shocking and simply unacceptable. Continue reading

HOME CARE SECRECY HURTING OLDER AUSTRALIANS

Vulnerable older Australians are being kept in the dark over access to vital aged care services. Continue reading

SEPTEMBER IS DEMENTIA AWARENESS MONTH

Labor welcomes the start of Dementia Awareness Month, which seeks to raise awareness of the second leading cause of death in Australia. Continue reading

we must do everything we can do raise awareness of dementia

Senator Polley renewed her call for better community awareness and understanding of dementia this morning at the launch of the ‘Dementia & Sensory Challenges – Dementia is about more than memory’ booklet. Continue reading

TASMANIANS DESERVE MORE ANSWERS AS TO WHY SUBPARTNERS NEGOTIATIONS HAVE BROKEN DOWN

Tasmanians have learnt today that uncertainty continues regarding an underwater data cable between Singapore and Tasmania as negotiations between a state government agent and SubPartners have broken down.   Continue reading

LAGGING INVESTMENT HURTS TASMANIAN DIGITAL ECONOMY AND JOBS

The growth of Tasmania’s digital economy is being held back by the combined inaction of Federal and State Liberal Governments. Continue reading

MALCOLM TURNBULL - WHERE IS THE AGED CARE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT TASKFORCE?

A vital taskforce to progress workforce development across the aged care sector has yet to be established even though the Turnbull Government signalled it would be operational by July. Continue reading