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 […]

Coalition: major cuts to aged care funding, no guaranteed wages

The Coalition’s Aged Care Policy shows major cuts to funding and no guaranteed wages for aged care nurses. In the first election debate on 11 August 2013, Opposition Leader Tony Abbott said: “I accept that it (the Government’s Living Longer, Living Better aged care reforms) was quite a detailed set of changes … We have […]

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