An aged care sector not driven by profit but one that places dignity for our elders at its core

The stories and evidence of shocking neglect and appalling standards of care revealed by the Aged Care Royal Commission were truly horrifying. Since the report, the Liberals under Scott Morrison have failed to secure enough covid tests, failed to retain staff (who have endured strenuous conditions), and failed to save lives.

Labor has a plan. We’re going to:

I couldn’t be prouder.

As a former nurse and head of the Nurses’ Union, I’ve spent a large part of my career fighting for a better aged care system. I’ve been saying for decades that we need regulated staffing levels, proper skill mix of professionals and better pay and training for staff. We need to make aged care providers accountable for the government funding they receive so we know it is being spent on quality care and not maximising profits.

As the Shadow Assistant Minister for Health and Ageing, I’ve listened to the stories of aged care residents, their loved ones, carers and workers in the system. I know the system is broken and that we need change now.