The Australian: MPs targeted in campaign to lift aged-care funds

15 February 2021

Calling itself the Australian Aged Care Collaboration, the ­alliance claimed that Australia devoted funding of only 1.2 per cent of GDP to aged care when the average for comparable countries was running at 2.5 per cent of GDP. Governments were responsible for spending $21bn a year on aged care, 63 per cent of which went into residential centres.

The group is spearheaded by the main church-backed providers — Catholic Health Care, ­Anglicare, Baptist Health Care, UnitingCare Australia — as well as charity and private operators covered by Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA) and Leading Aged Services Australia.

Read the full article in The Australian here.