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Senate Inquiry Submission - Aged Care

Thought Plus
13 May 2013

The Aged Care (Living Longer Living Better) legislation will do too little to deliver better quality and greater choice of aged care in this country. It fails to encourage future investment in the aged care sector, which has significant ramifications for the ever-growing cohort of older Australians as we head towards 2020. 

Australian Unity is concerned that despite the excellent Productivity Commission report “Caring for Older Australians’’, the proposed legislation fails to lay the structural foundations to make the sector more self-reliant. Instead, both aged care providers, and, by extension, recipients will be asked to abide more regulations overlaying the existing, out-dated system. And pay more to do so. 

Supplementary Submission to Senate Community Affairs Committee – Inquiry into the Aged Care (Living Longer Living Better) Bill 2013, April 2013 

Submission to Senate Community Affairs Committee – Inquiry into the Aged Care (Living Longer Living Better) Bill 2013, May 2013