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“I am consulting widely and intend to be hands on”, says new Aged Care Minister

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...
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The Hon Richard Colbeck

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.

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