Senate debates

Thursday, 3 September 2020

Questions without Notice

Aged Care

2:56 pm

Photo of Richard ColbeckRichard Colbeck (Tasmania, Liberal Party, Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians) Share this | Hansard source

So, my action was to make sure that this funding was available quickly to continue the scheme. It was to ensure that resident-on-resident incidents were included in the scheme and also to ensure that the scheme covered home care, which it didn't previously. I have, all through my time in this portfolio, put this as one of the important things that I wanted to ensure that we achieved. So, I made sure the funding was available and announced in June, rather than waiting until the budget came down in October. And I will continue to pursue this as an important measure for the government and for those who are residing in residential aged care as well as, importantly, those who are receiving home-care services.


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