Send your Christmas Wishlist for Aged Care Reform to your Local MP

We are at a critical point in the aged care reform process. The government released it’s draft of the new Aged Care Act for consultation this month and they are seeking feedback right now.

Join us in sending politicians a Christmas wishlist for reform.

We need to remind the government of what the new aged care act needs to include. To do this we have created a Christmas wishlist of aged care reform.

You can email it to your local representative and the Aged Care Minister, or better yet post it by mail. Feel free to customise it and add your story of why aged care reform is important to you. You may also want to customise it as Wishes for the New Year.

Download the letter to send to your local MP here.

You can also access a version in Google Docs.

Send your Christmas Wishlist for Aged Care Reform to the Aged Care Minister

Email Anika Wells MP, Federal Minister for Aged Care and Sport at:

Send a physical letter to Anika Wells MP at:
Anika Wells MP
PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Send your Christmas Wishlist for Aged Care Reform to your federal MP

Find your federal MP’s name and contact details here: 

Send your Christmas Wishlist for Aged Care Reform to your state MP

Click on your state below to find your state MP’s name and contact details

What we call for in the letter:

  1. A new Aged Care Act ensuring the universal right to safe, high-quality care.
  2. Aged care human rights that are enforceable, backed by penalties, including financial, for any breaches of care. 
  3. A responsive, resolution focussed, and transparent complaints system, with independent oversight that promotes best practice. 
  4. Provisions in the new Aged Care Act to provide SIRS protection to all older Australians receiving support, in residential care or the community, extending beyond those receiving Government funding. 
  5. Funding for legal rights support, so recipients understand their contract rights in residential and home care.
  6. For older people to be able to fully self-manage their support at home should they choose to do so.
  7. Decentralisation of assessment, regulation, and service delivery to help people maintain community connections and so institutions become the last resort.
  8. Mandatory training, registration, and regulation of support workers, with harmonised national training including basic skills such as first aid and infection control.
  9. Access to Allied Health and Dental Care tailored for individuals in both residential and community settings.
  10. Provision of appropriate Palliative Care and End of Life care to enable loved ones to be present wherever the person resides.
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