Fed Govt lifts funding to $25.7M for a single national consumer advocacy group for ageing

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The Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) will receive $25.7M over three years to provide the newly redesigned National Aged Care Advocacy Program (NACAP) through its nine network organisations.

The Government had previously funded nine consumer advocacy groups to report on aged care providers’ performance to the tune of $8.5M a year.

But last year it announced that it would streamline services by offering funding to a single provider or one provider in each state and territory.

The nine groups then formed OPAN ahead of the change in a bid to win the tender – a move that has now paid off.


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