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Monday, 21 February 2011
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To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives

This petition of citizens of Australia draws to the attention of the House the inadequacy of the proposed 1.7% increase in funding for aged care services from July 1, 2010.

Aged care providers should not be forced to cut vital services in order to meet a government funding shortfall which fails to address the rising cost of staff salaries along with general amenities such as electricity, gas and water.

We therefore ask the House to support an increase in funding for aged care services to better reflect the increased costs faced by aged care providers.

by Mr Murphy (from 162 citizens)