It’s time to care about aged care

We all deserve to age in comfort and with dignity, wherever we live.

Sadly, over recent years this right was denied to many older Australians because as a country, we neglected to fix a broken aged care system.

But two and a half years after calling the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, the Australian Government has now fully responded to the recommendations made.

That response includes the largest federal budget allocation into aged care in Australia’s history. Valued at $17.7 billion over four years, this money will go a long way to helping improve the quality of life for many older people.

Australia now spends half of what comparable countries do on aged care, and while this new investment won’t close that funding gap entirely, it will provide structural relief in many critical areas.

After 20 government reviews in 20 years, this has been a long time coming.

Now the real work begins! With your help we will continue to work closely with the Australian Parliament and the wider community to implement much-needed change and give older Australians the care and support they need and deserve.

AACC Press Releases

11/05/2021 FEDERAL BUDGET DELIVERS HISTORIC AGED CARE REFORM

20/04/2021 THE REAL TEST OF AGED CARE REFORM WILL BE THE FEDERAL BUDGET

12/04/2021 AGED CARE:THE WAY FORWARD

21/03/2021 NEW FIGURES SHOW GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION URGENTLY REQUIRED ON AGED CARE

01/03/2021 ROYAL COMMISSION PROVIDES OPPORTUNITY TO ‘FIX’ THE AGED CARE SYSTEM FOR EVER

26/02/2021 AGED CARE NEEDS BIG PICTURE REFORMS OUT OF THE ROYAL COMMISSION

Sign the petition

Because of you – and more than 50,000 other petitioners like you – we have kept the pressure on our leaders to listen and work to heal our broken aged care system. Thank you! But our work is not finished. This is just the first step. We need to keep the pressure on, to make sure the money that has been announced for aged care delivers the reforms that are needed. Sign the petition and show your local Member of Parliament that you Care About Aged Care.

I, the undersigned, believe that it is time to care about aged care in Australia.

I encourage my Member of Parliament to support comprehensive reform of the aged care system, and Government action to ensure all older people are supported and enabled to live their lives with dignity.

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