Ur­gent push for aged care ac­tion

Sunday Territorian - - NEWS -

AGED care re­sponse cen­tres, sim­i­lar to those set up dur­ing the bush­fires cri­sis, should be ready to launch in each state as the deadly COVID-19 virus spreads through nurs­ing homes, La­bor says.

Shadow aged care min­is­ter Julie Collins has writ­ten to the Prime Min­is­ter de­mand­ing the gov­ern­ment starts ur­gent ne­go­ti­a­tions with state and ter­ri­tory lead­ers to es­tab­lish the emer­gency re­sponse cen­tres.

In the let­ter, seen by News Corp, Ms Collins said there was “no time to wait”.

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