Wednesday, 19 March 2014
That the Senate—
(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.