The Morrison Government is providing Australians with more choices for longer lives, with a record 13,500 new residential aged care places across Australia, worth $907 million a year, along with a $60 million capital works investment to finance construction of new and extended aged care homes.
The $967 million expansion is part of our Government’s $5 billion aged care boost and is Australia’s largest ever allocation of residential aged care places.
It represents an increase of more than 36...
The Hon Ken Wyatt
Minister For Aged Care, Minister For Indigenous Health
Ken Wyatt is the Federal Minister for Aged Care. In January 2016, Ken made history as the first Indigenous Minister to serve in a Federal Government, after being appointed as the Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health.
The 2018-19 Budget will deliver the More Choices For a Longer Life package which will support older Australians to live longer and be better prepared, healthier, more independent and connected to their communities.
The Package gives older Australians more choices and greater flexibility, including:
An additional 14,000 high-level home care packages so older Australians can stay in their homes longer if they want to;
Allowing pensioners to earn more without reducing their pension;
Greater flexibility to use home equity...