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Monday, 29 November 2004
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To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives in Parliament assembled:

The petition of the undersigned shows:

concerned Australian citizens

point out to the House of Representatives:

Due the increasing shortfall between the income available to deliver aged and community services and the rising costs of delivering those services, Australia is facing the imminent collapse of the aged and community care system as we know it.

Your Petitioners therefore ask the House of Representatives to:

Replace the current system of indexing pricing in the aged and community care sector with a system which reflects the true increases in the costs of running aged and community care services.

Immediately inject $10 per day, per bed to restore the existing viability of residential care services.

Provide a 10 per cent increase in the prices paid for community care to ensure viability of these important services, which help keep our elderly and disabled in their own homes.

by Mr Andren (from 40 citizens)