House debates

Wednesday, 9 December 2020


Aged Care Legislation Amendment (Improved Home Care Payment Administration No. 2) Bill 2020; Second Reading

4:50 pm

Photo of Joanne RyanJoanne Ryan (Lalor, Australian Labor Party) Share this | Hansard source

It's a pleasure to speak on the amendments moved by the member for Franklin. I want to state a couple of important facts before I get into the gist of the amendment, the first being that this bill was brought into the chamber in February this year—that's before COVID—and seems to have gathered dust for months and months and months. I note in the member for Toorak's contribution she did not reference the royal commission into aged care—which has enormous relevance to this bill—but the 'suite of bills' that will be coming, according to the member for Toorak. Everyone in this place knows that the interim report of the royal commission into aged care in this country has the title Neglect. That pretty much sums up the findings of the interim report into aged care.


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