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

EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT AND ELECTIVE SURGERY WAIT TIMES BLOW OUT UNDER TURNBULL

The growing crisis in Tasmania’s public hospitals under the Turnbull and Hodgman Liberal Governments is reflected in the release of the Australian Medical Association’s Hospital Report Card 2017.   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

TURNBULL MISSES CHANCE TO MAKE OLDER AUSTRALIANS A NATIONAL PRIORTY

Relegating the responsibility for ageing to the Outer Ministry is yet another sign that Malcolm Turnbull has no respect for older Australians.   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