Coalition Government moves to stop aged care wages supplement

The new federal Coalition Government has issued an Aged Care Subsidies Amendment (Workforce Supplement) Determination 2013  which prevents new applications for the workforce supplement in aged care (which formed part of the Living Longer Living Better aged care reform package passed by the previous Labor Government). The Coalition had already expressed its intention to “review” the aged care compact prior to the September 7 election and has […]

$1.2 billion funding injection will hit the right pockets

The ACTU congratulates the Minister for Health and Ageing, Mark Butler, on his announcement of wage increases for aged care workers as part of the Aged Care Workforce Compact. ACTU President Ged Kearney said the Minister – by tying the funding to the normal bargaining process – ensured workers could continue to negotiate with employers […]

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