TASMANIANS SAY ADIOS AMIGOS

The contrast between Labor and the Liberals was highlighted in neon lights in Tasmania over the weekend. Continue reading

LIBERAL GOVERNMENT WON’T CARE FOR OLDER TASMANIANS

Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Aged Care, Senator Helen Polley says that the Turnbull Government is living up to its shameful reputation of ignoring aged care workforce issues. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

LABOR’S PLAN TO BECOME AN AGE-FRIENDLY NATION

A Shorten Labor Government will appoint a Minister for Ageing and develop a National Strategy for an Ageing Australia to ensure Australia becomes an age-friendly nation. Continue reading

SHOW ME THE MONEY: SCOTT MORRISON WRONG ON CUTS TO AGED CARE

Scott Morrison’s massive cuts to aged care have been understated, as independent analysis shows his calculations are short at least $350 million. Continue reading

AGED CARE – SCOMO’S “UNNECESSARY WASTE”

“In this Budget we will continue to cut unnecessary waste …” - Scott Morrison, Budget Speech 3 May 2016 Continue reading

TURNBULL CHOOSES BIG BUSINESS OVER VULNERABLE OLDER PEOPLE

Malcolm Turnbull’s Budget has put high income earners and big business ahead of vulnerable older Australians. Continue reading

GOVERNMENT FAILING AGED CARE WORKFORCE

Unions, aged care providers and experts have used yesterday’s Senate Inquiry hearing to raise their concerns about the Government’s ability to address the aged care workforce crisis.  Continue reading

AGED CARE WORKFORCE INQUIRY KICKS OFF IN MELBOURNE

The Senate Community Affairs Committee’s inquiry into the future of Australia’s aged care sector workforce will be in Melbourne tomorrow for its first public hearing.  Continue reading

AGED CARE REFORMS – FOUR YEARS ON

The Abbott-Turnbull Government risks jeopardising the future of Australia’s aged care reforms with further savage cuts in the 2016 Budget. Continue reading