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[Appointment as Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health]



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The Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP

Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care Minister for Indigenous Health Member for Hasluck

MEDIA STATEMENT

28 August 2018

I am honoured to be appointed as the Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health in the Morrison Government.

My focus will be building on the strong foundations we have in place through the 2018-19 Budget to deliver better outcomes for senior Australians and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

We are investing an additional $5 billion in aged care over the next five years — a record amount — and our investments in the health of First Australians will be more targeted and based on what we know works.

Our senior Australians are among our country’s greatest treasures.

They have earned the right to be cared for with dignity through our aged care system and this is something the Morrison Government is absolutely committed to delivering.

The aged care reform agenda we are implementing has already delivered senior Australians greater choice in the care they receive, and greater scrutiny of the sector — something that will be reinforced by the new independent Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission that will open its doors on 1 January 2019.

My administrative responsibilities will not change in the Morrison Government.

However, the change to the Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care reflects my focus on taking a broader, whole-of-government approach to advancing the interests of senior Australians.

Media contact: Ben Houston, Acting Media Adviser 0423 191 945

Authorised by Ken Wyatt AM, MP, Member for Hasluck.