Minister for Ageing Mark Butler’s recent announcement that, as part of the Living Longer Living Better aged care reforms, up to $1.2 billion will be provided to address workforce pressures. The Minister said this funding will flow from July through a ‘Workforce Supplement’, delivering pay rises for aged care nurses, care workers and others in the aged care industry. Please see the attached Media Release.
Further information on the Workforce Compact is available on http://www.livinglongerlivingbetter.gov.au/internet/living/publishing.nsf/Content/Workforce-Compact
Details about Government programs to support the aged care workforce are at www.health.gov.au/agedcareworkforce
For more information contact the minister’s office on 02 6277 7280