Aged Care funding transparency
Friday 04 Dec 2020
An important initiative known as the Aged Care Financial Transparency Bill has been stalled in the Senate. The Bill was designed to ensure proper and transparent reporting of where taxpayer funds go in the federally regulated and funded aged care sector, mostly run by private for-profits and not-for-profits. The Morrison Government came out in formal opposition to Senator Griff’s proposed Bill last week, using the logic that it pre-empts the recommendations of the Royal Commission. This doesn’t stack up and it remains to be seen whether the Federal Government will be serious about addressing the desperate need for change in Aged Care to protect workers and older Australians that we expect to be recommended when the final report of the Royal Commission is handed down next year.