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No big losers in FY22 budget

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  TUESDAY, 11 MAY 2021
Just about everyone is a winner in this year's federal budget, with treasurer Josh Frydenberg extending tax cuts, significant measures to enhance women's economic security and a $15 billion infrastructure spend. Delivering the 2021/22 federal ...

Aged care RC unveils 148 recommendations

KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 2 MAR 2021
... care - is deemed problematic and lengthy. In 2018-19, the waiting times from being assessed as eligible for a Home Care Package to qualifying ranged from seven months (Level 1 package) to 34 months (Level 4 package). More than 102,000 older people were ...

Budget commitment to aged care not good enough

ALLY SELBY  |  TUESDAY, 6 OCT 2020
... care," she said. "The Royal Commission has already heard that 16,000 people died last year waiting for their home care package. Who knows how many end up in residential aged care? There are more than 100,000 waiting for a home care package. It's ...

In a nutshell: Federal Budget 2019

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  TUESDAY, 2 APR 2019
Delivering the 2019-20 Federal Budget tonight, Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said the Government has made real progress but there is still work to be done. Off the bat, Frydenberg announced an expected surplus of $7.1 billion - the first surplus ...

Record Budget spend for older Australians

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  TUESDAY, 2 APR 2019
In tonight's Federal Budget, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg announced a record $21.6 billion for older Australians. He said the money will go towards ensuring that older people can access higher-quality and safer aged care in 2019-20 and will be an increase ...

MYEFO: Regulatory funding increases, Budget surplus doubles

DARREN SNYDER  |  MONDAY, 17 DEC 2018
The 2019 Federal Budget is projected to deliver a $4.1 billion surplus, up from the $2.2 billion estimate in this year's Budget. Financial services regulators have also received increased funding in the government's Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal ...

Advisers must tread carefully on PLS

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  THURSDAY, 14 JUN 2018
... needs using equity in their home - especially clients wanting to top-up home care, those that are waiting for a home care package to be allocated, or couples needing to increase cashflow when one person moves into residential care," Biti said.

Technical Services Forum tackles super challenges

ALEX BURKE  |  FRIDAY, 15 SEP 2017
The September Challenger Financial Standard Technical Services Forum addressed two key concerns around superannuation reform: death benefits and the cost of aged care. Speaking on the former, Colonial First State senior technical manager Yvonne Chu ...

Budget delivers blow to aged care

KERRIE SYDEE  |  WEDNESDAY, 4 MAY 2016
... aged care reform and support the rollout of the Coalition's recent law change ensuring an older Australian's home care package follows them if they change location - putting consumers, not the aged care provider, in charge of their later years."
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