08 February 2022
PARLIAMENT HOUSE, CANBERRA
TUESDAY, 8 FEBRUARY 2022
SUBJECTS: Aged care crisis; Government neglect; Aged Care workers.
JESS WALSH, LABOR SENATOR FOR VICTORIA: Australians deserve a Prime Minister they can trust, and no one trusts Scott Morrison. Not his own team, and not the people of Australia. And why should they? Aged care looks like a war zone. The Prime Minister has had nine years to fix aged care and today, aged care is in crisis. Instead of having to resort to sending the army in, he should have listened to the experts and valued our aged care workforce. Aged care workers deserve a proper pay rise, not the one-off pay off that the Morrison government offered them. Aged care workers and residents deserve better from their government. This is a crisis that has been nine years in the making. Scott Morrison has and nine years to fix the aged care crisis. Instead, aged care workers and residents feel completely abandoned by their government. Scott Morrison can’t fix the problem because today, his government is the problem.