All Australians should be entitled to high quality aged care, no matter their circumstances. As people age, they deserve the right to make their own choices in regards to their independence, individual circumstances and care arrangements. Governments need to ensure people are given the social, economic and political support to make this a reality. We are committed to widespread reforms to aged care that deliver assess to high quality care for people, irrespective of whether they are in residential care and their own homes.
Older Australians deserve access to appropriate support payments, employment opportunities, community care and affordable, high quality health and aged care services.
11 Aug 2008
"The Greens are calling for a boost to the maximum single pension rate of $30 per week to be enacted immediately," sa...
15 May 2008
The R2776 Social Security and Veterans' Affairs Legislation Amendment (One-off Payments and Other 2007 Budget Measures) Bill 20...
19 Mar 2008
Senator Rachel Siewert today renewed the Australian Greens' call for a $30 a week increase in the single aged pension.
10 Mar 2008
"The Prime Minister's personal guarantee that carers would not be adversely affected by budget cuts in May is simply not g...
06 Mar 2008
"Cutting support to Australia's carers is mean, tight-fisted and short-sighted," said Senator Rachel Siewert today.
15 Nov 2007
The Australian Greens today put their support behind the calls by the Disability Alliance to address the needs of people with a disability.
25 Oct 2007
The Australian Greens today blasted the Government for their treatment of single mothers.
15 Oct 2007
With the release of research today showing that young people caring for family members with a disability are the most depressed...
13 Jun 2007
The ALP performed another embarrassing reversal last night when they changed position and backed down on supporting changes to ...