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$2.6 million in funding boosts to support aged care consumers

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National consumer and advocacy bodies the Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia, Council on the Ageing and the Older Persons Advocacy Network are the latest recipients of funding in the Morrison Government’s post-budget cash splash.

These announcements follow one on Saturday that allocated new funding to national provider peak bodies UnitingCare Australia and Aged & Community Services Australia to lead remote workforce initiatives (read more here).

FECCA will receive more than $290,000 in 2019-20 to continue to represent culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) people at a national level in the aged care sector, Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care Ken Wyatt announced on Tuesday.

The funding is a 12-month extension of the current grant agreement, which was due to end on 30 June.

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Source:
Natasha Egan, 2019, Australian Ageing Agenda (https://www.australianageingagenda.com.au/about/)

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