House debates

Thursday, 3 September 2020

Motions

Aged Care

10:34 am

Photo of Julie CollinsJulie Collins (Franklin, Australian Labor Party, Shadow Minister for Ageing and Seniors) Share this | Hansard source

I seek leave to move the following motion:

That the House:

(1) notes that:

  (a) reports in this morning's News Corp newspapers that up to 100 older Australians are being assaulted in residential aged care every week;

  (b) that number could be up to ten times higher;

  (c) it will have taken more than four years for the government to establish a Serious Incident Response Scheme, after it was recommended by the Australian Law Reform; and

  (d) aged care is clearly and unambiguously a Commonwealth responsibility, and the Prime Minister must take urgent action to fix this;

(2) invites the Prime Minister to attend the chamber and make a statement on this matter.

Leave not granted.

I move:

That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the Member for Franklin from moving the following motion immediately—That the House:

(1) notes that:

  (a) reports in this morning's News Corp newspapers that up to 100 older Australians are being assaulted in residential aged care every week;

  (b) that number could be up to ten times higher;

  (c) it will have taken more than four years for the government to establish a Serious Incident Response Scheme, after it was recommended by the Australian Law Reform; and

  (d) aged care is clearly and unambiguously a Commonwealth responsibility, and the Prime Minister must take urgent action to fix this;

(2) invites the Prime Minister to attend the chamber and make a statement on this matter.

It is completely unacceptable that this government is failing older Australians and continues to fail—

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