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PM promises “last change for a new generation” in Australia’s aged care sector, but experts warn there’s much more to be done


Source: PM (ABC Radio)  |  Reporter: Nick Grimm 

The Prime Minister says he’s delivering “lasting change for a new generation”, as he’s announced the Federal Government’s response to the damning interim report of the Aged Care Royal Commission, but that’s quickly been dismissed by some advocates.

The response consists of more than half a billion dollars to be spent on cutting homecare package waiting lists, boosting training and reducing the use of so-called chemical restraints for dementia patients.

Scott Morrison also wants to cut the number of younger Australians forced to live in aged care facilities.

The Prime Minister says he’s delivering “lasting change for a new generation”, as he’s unveiled the Federal Government’s response to the damning interim report of the Aged Care Royal Commission.

Duration: 4min 15sec

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Helen Burt, aged care home resident
Scott Morrison, Prime Minister
Professor Joseph Ibrahim, Health Law and Ageing Unit, Monash University

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