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Aged Care affects everyone

Aged care affects us, our parents, grandparents, friends and community.

More than half of all Australian women, and about a third of Australian men, will end up in residential aged care.

For eight long years, Australians and their families have suffered through an aged care system in crisis - a crisis born from significant budget cuts and prioritising competition without regulation.

It led to a Royal Commission report titled ‘Neglect’. It led to maggots in wounds and two thirds of
aged care residents being malnourished or at risk of being malnourished.

I’m disappointed the Morrison government refuses to accept key recommendations including to have a nurse on duty at all times, to increase wages for nurses and carers, and to implement a comprehensive workforce plan.

It’s only getting worse with the bungled vaccine rollout putting residents and our community at risk.

We should be fixing aged care by including minimum staffing levels, by increasing transparency of
taxpayer funds and by ensuring that residents and staff get the vaccine urgently.

Let’s fix aged care once and for all. Fill in my survey below.