COTA Victoria’s six priorities featured in its pre-budget submission highlight the depth and breadth of the gaps in services older Victorians are experiencing relating to social wellbeing, expanding workforce opportunities, elder abuse, transport, digital inclusion and mobility. BIANCA ROBERTS reports
InteliCare CEO Jason Waller says more money simply isn’t going to fix the structural issues of a critical workforce shortage. Until we work smarter, empowering workers with technology that allows them to deliver better care to more people more efficiently, the budget simply goes unspent and services continue to go undelivered.
The nation's oral health has yet again shown to be of no importance to the Morrison Government, with scant mention of it made in last night's 2022 pre-election Budget, according to the Australian Dental Association.
The Federal Government has claimed that its 2022/23 Budget offers “a record investment” in Australia’s health care system, including aged care, but aged care advocacy bodies have immediately slammed it for failing to address the crux of the current quality and workforce crises hampering the industry’s recovery.
The Federal Government's failure to invest in additional social and affordable housing in last night's Budget will worsen the housing crisis for low to middle income Australians in the rental market, according to the national campaign to fix the crisis, Everybody's Home.
The winner of the upcoming federal election must consider a different approach to ensure long-term budget sustainability, leading independent think tank the Committee for Economic Development of Australia has declared.
Dementia Australia wants the Federal Budget to include provision for the introduction of compulsory dementia education for aged care workers, the establishment of a national dementia palliative care program and renewed funding for their award-winning Dementia-Friendly Communities program.