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Gov’t adds $563 million to aged care’s COVID response

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The Federal Government has announced another half million dollars to extend measures for the aged care sector’s response to the pandemic including the controversial workforce retention scheme.

The $563 million funding was announced by Minister for Health Greg Hunt and Minister for Aged Care Richard Colbeck and on Monday and comes just 10 days since the previous boost of $171 million.

It includes another $154.5 million for the retention bonus,  $245 million for the per-resident support payment to facilities and an extension of the viability and homelessness supplements, bringing the government’s aged care pandemic response package to $1.5 billion to date.

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



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

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