each of their Budgets – most recently $1.2 billion in the 2016 Budget.
A Shorten Labor Government will address the ongoing problems associated with the availability of aged care in a range of ways including working with the aged care sector and unions to ensure we can meet the challenges of the increasing need for aged care workers, as well as career progression and conditions for this low paid and predominantly female workforce.
As well as conducting an independent review of the LLLB reforms with a view to moving to greater flexibility, choice and consumer control by July 1, 2017, Labor has a particular focus on the Aged Care Funding Instrument, following concerns raised by the sector and growing costs in this area. government help elderly Australians remain in work until that age? A Shorten Labor Government will not increase the pension age to 70.
In 2014, the Liberals announced that they would increase the pension age to 70 - giving Australia the oldest pension age in the developed world.
This change will hurt low income workers, blue collar workers, farmers and many women.
Labor has steadfastly opposed this change to the pension age since it was introduced in 2014, and we will continue to do so. Are the current concessions available to seniors (travel, health etc) and Age Pension payments sufficient, or would you like to see some kind of reform to either? A Shorten Labor Government will ensure Australia's pension system is fair and sustainable into the future.
Labor believes that pensioners deserve dignity in retirement.
By 2035 the Age Pension qualifying age will have hit 70. How can the Federal