Full interview: PM Scott Morrison promises aged care funding announcement in 2019
The Prime Minister is calling for a new culture of respect for older Australians in the wake of the Royal Commission.
More funding for in-home aged care places and curbing the use of chemical restraints are among the recommendations in the commission’s interim report.
Scott Morrison will make a decision on the recommendations by the end of the year, but has told Neil Mitchell, things needs to change.
“We know there’s a lot more work to do, and we need a new culture of respect for older Australians,” he said.
The PM insists there will be action.
“We’ve got to acknowledge the problem, and acknowledge there’s work to do.”
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FULL INTERVIEW: Among the agenda items…
- Our mental health and aged crises
- Press freedom
Click PLAY to hear Prime Minister Scott Morrison join Neil Mitchell via phone from Brisbane