Here is what Kaye Lee found out:June 29, 2014 at 3:18 pm
To just underline the society we now live in…..
Tony Abbott’s $1.7bn cut to the Commonwealth Home Support Program will affect services including Meals on Wheels, respite care, cleaning, maintenance and other in-home services for elderly Australians living in their homes.
The government said the $1.7bn in savings from this measure would be directed to repairing the budget.
A $1.5bn scheme to fund wage increases for the aged-care workforce will also be scrapped, but the money will be redirected into boosting subsidies to aged-care providers by 2.4 per cent.