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Budget does not future-proof aged care sector, stakeholders say

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The federal budget has disappointed aged care stakeholders, who have variously described it as ‘tinkering’, a ‘downpayment’ and a fort-holding measure while the sector holds out for a more comprehensive response once the aged care royal commission is over.

The budget handed down by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg this week includes $408.5 million to improve the aged care system, including $746.3 million for pandemic response measures.

To read the full article, please visit the Australia Ageing Agenda website.



Source:
Sandy Cheu, 2020, Australian Ageing Agenda (https://www.australianageingagenda.com.au)

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