Cuts to Aged Care

Here is what Kaye Lee found out:

Kaye LeeJune 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.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/budget-2014/cuts-to-aged-care-to-rake-innbsp25bn/story-fnmbxr2t-1226916709506

4 thoughts on “Cuts to Aged Care

    1. Same direction everywhere, Cat. I think the reason is, that those who already have a lot, think they deserve to have more. What they leave for the poor people is the barest minimum.

  1. Personally Auntyuta, this whole bloody budget has got me well and truely confused, seems a case of running in circles everytime a new government comes to power.
    Cheers
    Ian

    1. Yea, cheers, Ian, maybe we just have to run in circles for a while. It seems there’s not much difference no matter what government we vote in!
      Aunty Uta 🙂

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