Supporting Our Aged Care Sector
Aged Care (Single Quality Framework) Reform Bill 2018
I was particularly proud the first piece of legislation, Aged Care (Single Quality Framework) Reform Bill 2018, I shepherded through the Senate as Assistant Minister, was on behalf of my colleague and good friend the Hon. Ken Wyatt. This legislation will strengthen protection for our Aged Care sector, and better the lives of millions of senior Australians nationally. Significantly, it had support right across the chamber. I am also a strong supporter of the Royal Commission into Aged Care, Quality and Safety, and worked hard to have the issue of young people living in aged care facilities included in the terms of reference for the Commission. I will continue to actively campaign for the removal of 6,200 young Australians living in aged care facilities.