LABOR LIES AS COALITION DELIVERS RECORD AGED CARE FUNDING

LABOR LIES AS COALITION DELIVERS RECORD AGED CARE FUNDING

Don’t believe a word Labor says on aged care in Hasluck, or across the nation.

Under the Morrison Government, aged care funding is up, residential care places are up and home care packages are up – to record levels, as we clean up the aged care mess left by Labor.

Confirmed by independent experts, our Government’s investment in aged care has jumped by $1 billion a year since 2013 and will increase by a further $5 billion over the next four years.

In Labor’s last year in power, they spent $13.3 billion a year. This financial year, we’re on track to spend more than $20 billion.

Spending is up in Hasluck to record levels - our Government has increased local aged care funding from $52.5 million a year under Labor to $61.4 million a year.

We’re providing more funding for individual aged care residents, too - subsidy payments per person have risen on average from $53,100 a year under Labor to $65,600 under our Government.

Labor’s home aged care packages debacle has also been exposed.

The latest Department of Health projections show that under Labor’s outdated home care plan, over 22,000 more senior Australians would be on the waiting list for home care this coming year.

This would include more than 20,000 missing out on Level 3 and Level 4 packages, if the Morrison Government’s home care reforms had not been enacted, to help rectify Labor’s errors.

Our Government has just announced the roll-out of an additional 20,000 high-level home aged care places, building on the 14,000 announced in the 2018-19 Budget.

We have also just made the biggest residential aged care allocation in Australian history, with 13,500 new places - including 243 in Hasluck, worth more than $16.2 million a year to Hasluck aged care providers.

FUNDING BACKGROUND:

The respected ABC RMIT Fact Check labelled Labor’s aged care funding claims “misleading”.

The Conversation’s respected Fact Check also found: ‘spending on aged care has risen by more than A$1 billion per year since 2014-15, and is projected to continue to increase by more than A$1 billion per year from 2017-18 to 2021-22.’

Fact check details on Labor’s aged care funding lies are available at:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-10-16/fact-check-did-the-government-cut-aged-care-funding/10363758

https://theconversation.com/factcheck-is-the-coalition-spending-1-billion-extra-every-year-on-aged-care-103323