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Australians are being asked whether they would prefer to pay more tax or pay more for their own care in a Labor plan to make services for the elderly, people with disability and veterans more financially viable. Source: The Australian.
Catholic aged care group Southern Cross Care NSW & ACT is the latest organisation to join the Church’s Laudato Si’ Action Platform.
Catholic Health Australia and Caritas Australia have welcomed key commitments for the aged care sector and regional aid in the Albanese Government’s Budget.
Catholic Health Australia says new aged care funding supporting 15 per cent higher wages for 250,000 care staff was a “game changer” for the sector and would likely keep sinking nursing homes afloat. Source: The Australian.
More than 250,000 aged care staff – including nurses, carers, cooks and home care workers – will receive 15 per cent pay rises from July 1 under an $11.3 billion package in next Tuesday’s federal Budget. Source: The Australian.
The Albanese Government has commissioned advice on a possible overhaul of the financial model for the aged care sector, which would force wealthy Australians to pay more for services in a bid to underwrite the sector’s viability. Source: The Australian.
Aged care providers are urging the Albanese Government to delay slashing work rights for international students, warning it will worsen critical workforce shortages in the flatlining sector without an urgent replacement. Source: The Age.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese says his Government makes “no apology” for its ambitious 24/7 nursing requirement for aged care facilities, despite warnings that struggling providers will shut down if they can’t fill rosters. Source: The New Daily.