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Vital aged care reforms planned for 1 July 2024 will be delayed

inside an aged care home

A few months after the Federal Government announced it is pushing back its formal response to the Disability Royal Commission, it has now confirmed that proposed aged care reforms will also be delayed. People with disability and people in the aged care system are among the most vulnerable in our community. They have waited long enough for a more fair and just society.

The amended eligibility criteria in the new Aged Care Act is a necessary measure to close the door to younger people with disability entering residential aged care. It is disappointing that the legislation will not be implemented by 1 July 2024 as originally planned.

People using the aged care system, including younger people with disability, will continue to experience poor outcomes the longer these reforms are delayed.

Channel 9 broke the news here.

Read Minister Wells’ media statement.

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