What’s happening in Canberra
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.
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.
Labor cannot be trusted on aged care and home care.
In government they never cared about home care enough to create a national equitable system for accessing aged care.
They were quite happy to have home care waiting times hidden from view, with everyone forced to register with individual providers and left hoping for a place.
Each year, hundreds more senior Western Australians will be able to regain their independence faster after leaving hospital, thanks to a $33.75 million Morrison Government commitment to an extra 180 Transition Care Program (TCP) places across Perth.
The Morrison Government has committed more than $250 million over the next
four years to continue the delivery of aged care services to senior First Nations people under the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care (NATSIFAC) Program.
The Morrison Government will provide more than $290,000 to the Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA) so it can continue to represent culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) people at a national level in the aged care sector.
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.
The Morrison Government is investing $4 million in activities aimed at ensuring people with mental health challenges get the support and treatment they need.
The work will be undertaken by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare and will focus on the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
First Australians in the Northern Territory will come together to develop approaches to healthier eating and sustainable food supply at a summit in Alice Springs thanks to a $400,000 grant from the Morrison Government.
The Morrison Government recognises the unique challenges faced in delivering consistent, quality and culturally appropriate primary health care to remote First Australian communities.
The Morrison Government will provide $4.1 million over three years to update and enhance a suite of vital remote primary health care manuals.