7 May 2021
The Morrison Government has promised this Tuesday’s Federal Budget will respond to the Aged Care Royal Commission’s recommendations. The Budget announcements will be followed by the Opposition’s reply usually two days later.
In the lead-up to the Budget, the ANMF launched a major campaign urging the community to message key politicians to help elderly Australians get the care they deserve: itsnottoomuch.com.
Our national campaign is calling for five key changes to the aged care system:
- Mandated staffing ratios - minimum staffing levels and skills mix
- Legislated requirements for clinical governance, leadership, and expertise
- Legislated transparency and accountability measures
- Guaranteeing workforce capacity and capability
- Registration for unregulated care workers
The campaign headline – It’s Not Too Much To Ask - is simple but effective and will air in TV and radio advertisements leading up to the May 11 Budget.
Members and the general public are invited to attend the ANMF Aged Care Campaign Stall at this weekend’s Gumeracha Medieval Fair, which runs from 10am to 5pm at Gumeracha Federation Park, Albert Street, Gumeracha, both Saturday and Sunday.
If you would like to join our aged care campaign member activist network or know of any other members who would like to be involved, please contact Trish Currie on Trish.Currie@anmfsa.org.au
You can help add strength to the campaign by talking to your networks in your community and at work. By ANMF members standing together across the country, supported by the community, we can and will influence government to achieve real change. We will be heard!