BILL BUSTED: INDEPENDENT EXPERTS EXPOSE LABOR’S AGED CARE LIES

You can’t trust a word Bill Shorten and Labor say on aged care, with independent experts repeatedly labelling Labor as “misleading” over its aged care funding lies.  Misleading is a polite term for serial liar. 

Now Bill Shorten’s candidate for Hasluck has been caught out perpetuating these mistruths - after Labor’s discredited claims were busted three times by respected analysts at Melbourne’s RMIT and the Australian National University.

Transcript - Doorstop - Midland, WA

KEN WYATT:

These new urgent care centres in Midland, Osborne Park, Mandurah and Cannington will complement the ones already at Joondalup, Armadale and Coburn.

What it’s done is taken the pressure - in those locations where they exist - off of the emergency departments at those hospitals. 800,000 presentations made to emergency departments. About half; 200,000 of those are low care need and could have seen a GP. So St John Ambulance, in working with WA Primary Health Network and with local GPs’, want to trial an additional foresights to provide an alternative. Where people living in the region or area can have access to GP’s and Emergency-type service between 8 and 10. So the hours of opening will allow them to have that access with a degree of comfortability.

TRAUMA SUPPORT FOR FIRST NATIONS COMMUNITIES

The Morrison Government is providing $800,000 for Ngaoara to continue its Trauma Assessment, Referral and Recovery Outreach Teams (TARROT) Project through the Indigenous Australians’ Health Programme (IAHP).

 

Ngaoara is a not-for-profit organisation, committed to supporting Aboriginal communities, organisations and service providers to develop and deliver child centred, trauma informed and whole of community responses to complex social issues, and work to eliminate violence against children.

$350 000 TO HEAR AGED CARE CONCERNS

The Morrison Government will provide funding of up to $350,000 to the Council on the Ageing (COTA) to ensure the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety hears the voice of senior Australians and their families.

 

Whether directly through submissions and testimony from senior Australians or through organisations that represent them, it is important people have their voice heard, their concerns listened to, and appropriate action taken.

PENSHURST TO BENEFIT FROM QUALITY NEW AGED CARE FACILITY

Senior Australians in Sydney’s south will soon benefit from a 111-bed aged care service, supported by a $6.3 million annual funding commitment by the Morrison Government.

 

Quality care and quality lifestyle will be priorities of the three-storey Georges Estate Health and Aged Care, which will be operated by the Hall & Prior group and offer residents a gymnasium, cinema, heated swimming pool, wellness centre, day therapy centre and allied health clinic.

EXTENDING A HELPING HAND TO SUPPORT FORGOTTEN AUSTRALIANS

 The Morrison Government is making sure Forgotten Australians receive the aged care help and support they need, with $500,000 to fund development of the innovative “Care, the second time around” program.

 

Our Government understands how Forgotten Australians can have a deep mistrust of all institutions because of the trauma they experienced in institutional care.

$500,000 TO IMPROVE THE LIVES OF PEOPLE IN YARRABAH

The Morrison Government has committed $500,000 for a feasibility study of a project that aims to improve living standards and community wellbeing in Yarrabah, Queensland.

 

The Social Impact Investment Initiative (Yarrabah Initiative) proposes to use private and public investments to develop and implement strategies to address a wide range of factors which impact on the community’s wellbeing.