ACSA backs the Greens and Nick Xenophon for inquiry into aged care cuts

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ACSA has been running an ‘Old, Frail and Invisible’ campaign to highlight the cuts throughout the Federal Election. Now Senator Nick Xenophon and the Greens are responding with a call for a Senate Inquiry into the $1.2 billion cuts to the Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI) announced in May’s Federal Budget.

“The Senator’s support to oppose the measures offers a life line to aged care providers, who are extremely concerned about what the cuts will mean for those frail older residents with high needs in their care,” Aged & Community Services SA&NT CEO Melissa Centofanti (pictured with Nick Xenophon) said.

ACSA National CEO Adj Prof John Kelly also welcomed the release of the Greens’ Supporting Older Australians policy, which includes ACSA’s campaign for a finalised National Aged Services Workforce Strategy as part of its plan.
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