Media Releases

Shorten Blames Coalition for Labor Failure in Aged Care

Media Release, Senator the Hon Marise Payne - Minister for Human Services, Acting Assistant Minister for Social Services.
Bill Shorten has today attempted to blame the Coalition for his own Party’s policy failure in aged care.

Changes to the aged care system begin tomorrow

From 1 July, a range of important changes to the aged care system come into effect.

The changes will give older Australians more choice, more control, and more of the services they might need to stay in their own home for longer.

Aged Care Accommodation Supplement to be finalised

The aged care accommodation supplement for significant refurbishment is an important mechanism to encourage greater investment in the market through incentives for residential aged care providers to build and refurbish their facilities.

Nominations now open for the National Disability Awards

Nominations for the 2014 National Disability Awards open today, giving Australians the opportunity to celebrate the individuals and organisations who are having a positive impact on the lives of people with disability.