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Providers call on re-elected government to take action

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Aged care stakeholders have congratulated the re-elected Morrison government but reiterated calls for a Cabinet position for the sector’s minister and urgent action on key issues.

The Coalition looks certain to hold 78 seats after last Saturday’s federal election, allowing a re-elected Prime Minister Scott Morrison to lead a majority government.

There has been no news on whether Ken Wyatt will retain his aged care minister role and with only a few Coalition aged care election promises, it could be mostly business as usual for the sector.

During the election campaign the Prime Minister committed to $34 million to establish an Aged Care Workforce Research Centre, $10 million to address loneliness among seniors and $10 million to create a dedicated network of Aged Care System Navigators to assist seniors from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (read more here and here).

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

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