This year's Budget seeks to repair some of the political damage from last year.
"Worthwhile measures include investing in vulnerable children, continued commitment to the NDIS, tightening means testing for the age pension, and the groundwork for further aged care reform," said Lin Hatfield Dodds, National Director of UnitingCare Australia.
UnitingCare Australia’s National Director Lin Hatfield Dodds welcomed the Prime Minister’s announcement to provide the aged care portfolio with a dedicated Minister.
“Aged care is an important area of policy and practice. Australia has a structurally ageing population, which has driven the development of a game changing aged care reform process that will put people at the centre of the aged care system, giving them the power to make choice about their care and supports.