TURNBULL MUST EXPLAIN GST EXPANSION

In Senate Question Time today Senator Brandis refused to confirm what exactly the Abbott/Turnbull Government’s 15 per cent GST will pay for. Continue reading

DEMENTIA “FLYING SQUADS” CLEARED FOR TAKEOFF

Aged Care Minister Sussan Ley has waited until after Senate Estimates hearings to announce the launch of the Severe Behaviour Response Teams, colloquially known in the sector as “flying squads.” Continue reading

DEMENTIA RESEARCH IS ONLY PART OF THE PUZZLE

Labor has called for more action on dementia for those currently living with dementia. Continue reading

LABOR WELCOMES AGED CARE GUILD

Labor welcomes the official launch of the Aged Care Guild and the announcement of the new Chief Executive Officer, Cameron O’Reilly. Continue reading

LEY IGNORANT OF AGED CARE WORKFORCE ISSUES

Sussan Ley has “ruled-out” addressing pay and conditions for aged care workers, in The Australian today. Continue reading

MALCOLM RE-JIG’S MINISTRY TO RECOGNISE AGEING

Yesterday Malcolm Turnbull rectified his embarrassing failure to appoint a Minister for Ageing in his Cabinet. Continue reading

TIME TO GIVE AGEING A FAIR GO

In a move that will see the Abbott Government’s shameful record for mishandling aged care issues repeated, Malcolm Turnbull has neglected to appoint anyone with direct responsibility for ageing. Continue reading

DEMENTIA ABANDONED BY ABBOTT GOVERNMENT

After two years in Government, Tony Abbott still has no plans to deal with the dementia crisis in Australia, in spite of a pre-election promise to tackle dementia. Continue reading

CREATING A DEMENTIA FRIENDLY NATION

Labor welcomes the start of Dementia Awareness Month and calls on the Abbott Government to show some leadership in creating a dementia friendly nation. Continue reading

DEMENTIA ABANDONED IN AUSTRALIA

Labor has called on the Abbott Government to refocus its resources to tackle dementia as an immediate priority. Continue reading