Government Extends Funding for HACC Assessments

Older Australians will continue to be assessed for care services, such as meals and personal care, in the lead up to the introduction of the new Commonwealth Home Support Program. Older people will also continue to enjoy social activities, outings and meals as the...

Australia’s First Home Care Packages

The first Home Care packages for older Australians have been announced by Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, Senator Jacinta Collins, as part of more than $500 million in new annual aged care funding. A total of 5,835 new Home Care packages will provide vital...

CALD Funding Announced

The Federal Labor Government will provide funding to sixteen organisations supporting older Australians from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in aged care. A number of projects will receive funding through the $60 million second round of the...

Aged Care Reform – Release of Draft Determinations

On 13 March 2013, the Australian Government introduced five bills into Federal Parliament to give effect to the Living Longer Living Better aged care reform package. The package involves a comprehensive ten-year plan to reshape aged care. It will provide $3.7 billion...

Aged Care Legislation Passes the House of Representatives

Five bills have been passed in the House of Representatives yesterday in a major step forward for the Gillard Labor Government’s $3.7 billion Living Longer Living Better aged care reforms. Minister for Ageing Mark Butler said the changes to the Aged Care Act 1997 are...

From DoHA Portal

News from DoHA Portal Progressive Financial Accountability Report (FAR) for non-government organisations March 8, 2013 These are now available under the ‘manage reports’ tab of the portal for HACC organisations required to submit a Progressive FAR by 31 March 2013. If...