Senate debates

Thursday, 10 February 2022

Questions without Notice

Aged Care

3:02 pm

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

Thank you, Rose, for your opinion. I tend to disagree. Of course, this is the nasty personal politics that the Labor Party want to play. They're not interested in actually fixing aged care. How do we know that, Mr President? Because they have no policy—not a single response to the royal commission after almost a year. Tell Rose that, Senator Grogan! Tell Rose that almost a year after the royal commission reported you don't have a response. This government has $18.3 billion on the table in response to the royal commission. You have nothing, not a thing.

A government senator: Not a dollar.

There was not a dollar for aged care, a mention of aged care or funding for aged care—

Opposition senators interjecting—

An opposition senator: It's all words!

Government senators interjecting—


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