The Turnbull Government delivered a record $5 billion boost for seniors last week in the 2018 Federal Budget.
Under the Government’s comprehensive and fully funded aged care plan, the number of high-level home care packages will rise by 86 per cent to 74,000 over the next five years.
The Federal Government will deliver an additional 14,000 high level home care packages and 13,500 residential places to support seniors. We are also providing the following support for older Australians:
- Increase the Pension Work Bonus so that pensioners can earn up to $300 per fortnight
- Guarantee Medicare, and ensure access to cheaper and better medicines
- Expansion of the Pension Loan Scheme
- Create a new Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission
- Provide $22 million to protect older Australians from abuse
The Turnbull Government is fixing Labor’s legacy of home care mess, providing transparency and delivering significant long term reforms to support older Australians.
Unlike Labor, we have a plan to allow seniors to stay at home longer and to guarantee essential services.
Member for Dickson Peter Dutton said that he was proud that 2018 Budget was able to deliver for older residents in Dickson.
“I’m pleased to be a part of a Government that considers older Australians a top priority, and I am proud that in the 2018-19 Budget we were able to deliver for older residents in Dickson” said Mr Dutton.
“The greatest risk to older Australians in Dickson would be electing a member of Bill Shorten and Labor’s team to represent them.”