Senate debates

Wednesday, 19 March 2014



4:06 pm

Photo of Rachel SiewertRachel Siewert (WA, Australian Greens) Share this | Hansard source

I move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes:

(i) the launch of the Carers Australia report Defusing a Ticking Time Bomb on improving the quality and delivery of home care in Australia,

(ii) that carers provide over $40 billion in care each year, a cost that would otherwise be passed onto health, community and government services,

(iii) that Australia's care system is coming under increasing pressure, and

(iv) the health and wellbeing of a large proportion of the Australian community are dependent on the extent to which quality care can be administered in the home;

(b) acknowledges the critical role carers play in providing care in our community; and

(c) urges the Federal Government to review the report and develop a strategy to ensure better support for our carers.

Question agreed to.


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