The Productivity Commission Research Paper An Ageing Australia: Preparing for the Future must be seen as a call to action to meet the fiscal challenge facing the Abbott Government of funding the needs of older Australians.
Providers of residential and community services for older Australians have united to develop a plan to implement a sustainable future for older Australians and the generations who will follow.
â€śThe cost of services for older Australians is an increasing burden on a shrinking tax base,â€ť said CEO of Aged and Community Services (ACSA), Adj Prof John G Kelly AM.
â€śIndustry provider bodies, Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), Catholic Health Australia (CHA) , Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA) and the Aged Care Guild Â call on Prime Minister Abbott to implement an urgentÂ leadersâ€™ forum to develop an action plan with clear deliverables and appropriate funding,â€ť said CHA CEO, Martin Laverty.
â€śAmongst our members are well recognised leaders with exemplary problem solving and practical skills capable of developing an action plan for age services. Industry is offering these services to Prime Minister Tony Abbott in order to establish an age services implementation taskforce,â€ť said LASA CEO Patrick Reid. Â Â Read Full release here