It was a good start. Carers and nurses need and deserve more government support. But it wasn’t enough. Nationally, we met with Minister earlier this week to tell him just that. COVID-19 doesn’t discriminate and neither should the payment. All aged care workers are essential to ensuring residential facilities can continue to protect our most vulnerable citizens and the payment needs to be expanded to reflect this.
We’ve just heard that the Government doesn’t look like they are going to change their tune at this stage, so we are going to have to make them. After all:
And don’t forget, payments for aged care workers are good. But, as many of you responded, proper funding for the industry would be even better.
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COVID-19 doesn’t discriminate and neither should the payment.