Senate debates

Tuesday, 1 December 2020


COVID-19: Aged Care

3:53 pm

Photo of Jonathon DuniamJonathon Duniam (Tasmania, Liberal Party, Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries) Share this | Hansard source

The government accepted and is acting on all six recommendations from the royal commission's special report on COVID-19, yesterday announcing an additional investment of $132.2 million of measures in response. They include funding for mental and allied health support, funding to support the costs of engaging infection prevention leads in facilities, and further funding towards a serious incident response scheme in 2021. This is in addition to significant investments to support our plan to prevent and combat COVID-19 in aged care. This brings the total COVID-19 investment by the government in aged care to $1.7 billion.


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