The Morrison Government is delivering on its commitment to better support people living with dementia.
Dementia is one of the nation’s greatest health challenges and has an impact on every family in Australia.
Dementia Action Week, from 16 to 22 September, is creating awareness and important discussions around discrimination and dementia.
The theme for this year is ‘Dementia doesn’t discriminate. Do you?’
Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians Richard Colbeck encouraged all Australians to get involved...
The Hon Richard Colbeck
Richard Colbeck is a Liberal Senator for Tasmania and the Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians and the Minister for Youth and Sport. Prior to entering politics in 2002, Senator Colbeck worked in the construction industry for more than two decades, starting as an apprentice and going on to own his own business. He served as an Alderman on the Devonport City Council, a Director of the Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and President of the Devonport Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Richard has served as Minister for Tourism and International Education, Minister Assisting the Minister for Trade and Investment, Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Finance and twice as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture. He also held Shadow Parliamentary Secretary roles in the Health, Industry and Innovation, and Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Portfolios. Senator Colbeck is a proud Tasmanian and lives in Devonport with his wife Gaylene, they have three children.
Today is a great day to acknowledge the tremendous contribution made by Australia’s hundreds of thousands of volunteers, carers, nurses, allied health professionals, cleaners, administrative staff and the many others who work in aged care.
I am immensely proud of our aged care workforce and your commitment to care for and enrich the lives of others.
The Australian Government and the aged care industry are partners in a national effort to ensure our aged care system delivers quality and safe...
Aged care touches the lives of so many Australians directly and indirectly, and most families will have an experience with aged care services.
As the new Minister, I am focused on ensuring that our record funding enables senior Australians to access the care and services that they need so that they are able to live their lives in the way that they wish to and deserve.
Delivering on the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety will be a...