Following our discussions with government Ministers for Aged Care, Health and the Attorney General, the government have announced this retention bonus for direct and home care workers:
Specific infection control training has also been rolled out. Read the full announcement here.
This is good news. But it isn’t enough.
All aged care workers are vital at this time to ensure the system can continue to function and protect vulnerable older Australians, so we are calling the government to increase the program, including by extending it to all workers in aged care.
We’ll be keeping the pressure up to ensure your absolutely crucial work continues to be supported.