It's time to act now on aged care

Older Southsiders cannot wait for action on aged care and the Morrison Liberal National Government must act now to fix our country’s broken aged care system.


The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety’s interim report this week laid bare the disturbing state of Australia’s aged care system.

There is not one part of Australia’s aged care system that isn’t impacted by crisis.

While Labor is prepared to work constructively with the Morrison Government to progress long-term reform challenges, there are three things the Royal Commission says it must address now to fix Australia’s broken aged care system:

  1. Ensure older Australians are getting the care at home when they need it most.
  2. End the overreliance of chemical restraints in aged care.
  3. Stop the unacceptable number of young people entering residential aged care.

Older Australians and their loved ones cannot wait until November 2020, when the final report is due to be handed down.

Sign my petition calling on the government to act now.