What’s happening in Canberra
A new touchscreen application tailored to support First Nations mothers and fathers to give their babies the best start in life will be trialled across Australia.
Twenty-five Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services across the nation are undertaking facility upgrades and repairs, thanks to more than $2.7 million in funding from the Service Maintenance Program.
New South Wales’ first aged care home for senior Muslim Australians has formally been opened today.
The Morrison Government is rolling out the next stage of the immediate testing and treatment of syphilis in Indigenous communities.
More than 900 additional First Nations people in remote Australia will have access to residential and home aged care services close to family, home or country, thanks to Morrison Government funding.
Our Government has recommended that the Governor General appoint the Honourable Justice Joseph McGrath and Lynelle Briggs AO as Royal Commissioners into Aged Care Quality and Safety. Justice McGrath and Ms Briggs bring strong investigative skills and extensive experience in corporate and public sector governance to the Royal Commission.
The Liberal National Government will invest an additional $100 million over two years to support senior Australians to remain living independently in their own homes.
The community can have its say on the Terms of Reference of the Royal Commission into the Aged Care Sector with an online feedback tool now available.
Today, I am announcing the Government’s decision to ask the Governor General to establish a Royal Commission into the Aged Care sector primarily looking at the Quality of care provided in Residential and Home Aged Care to senior Australians but also including Young Australians with disabilities living in Residential Aged Care settings.
The Morrison Government will significantly boost support for older Australians with an injection of $106 million to support better facilities, better care and better standards in aged care.