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Monday, 3 November 2003
Page: 21705

The House of Representatives,

Federal Parliament of Australia,

Parliament House,

Canberra. ACT. 2600.

Dear Parliamentary Representatives,

We, the undersigned petitioners, being citizens of Australia, wish to express our concern at the current inadequate level of aged care funding which is being made available to provide residential aged care. The recent funding increase of just 1.01% for Victorian aged care facilities will not cover increasing costs, with wages having just increased by at least 4% for most of those facilities. This inadequate funding increase seriously threatens the viability of aged care providers and is putting the provision of aged care within our communities at risk. We ask that you increase aged care funding as a matter of urgency.

by Mr Zahra (from 115 citizens)