Anglicare Australia believes that everybody has the right to dignity and quality of life as they age. We must all commit to a continuum of care, where everybody can get the support they need in a way that suits them. We also believe that old age itself is not a disability or medical condition. If we want to be a community that truly values its elders, then we must focus on promoting wellbeing and ensuring that we all enjoy a rich and full life as we age.
Anglicare Australia is committed to creating a fairer and more just society. This position statements describe our positions on the issues related to Ageing Well.
Submission on Legislating the Objective of Super
Anglicare Australia supports the proposed objective of superannuation in the consultation paper. The proposed definition recognises that superannuation is about providing income for a dignified retirement, not about wealth generation, or accumulation of a nest egg to pass on after death. The inclusion of the concepts of equity and sustainability are in line with Anglicare Australia’s values and advocacy. But there is work to be done to ensure the superannuation system meets this worthy objective, including reforming superannuation taxation concessions and supporting people who do not own their home in retirement.
24/7 Registered Nurses in Aged Care – submission to subordinate legislation
In this response to the Exposure Draft and Explanatory Statement – Aged Care Legislation Amendment (Registered Nurses) 2023, Anglicare Australia highlights the workforce crisis facing aged care services, the need for the regulator to take a proportionate response to compliance, and recommends more discretion in the granting of exemptions around 24/7 registered nurse requirements.
Pre-Budget Submission 2023-24
The submission includes a plan for the next Federal Budget to tackle poverty by raising the rate of JobSeeker and other key payments. The submission includes costings showing that JobSeeker, Parenting Payment, and Carer Payment could all be raised to $88 per day. This would pull almost 2.3 million Australians out of poverty, including 840,000 children. We also lay out plans for aged care, housing, tax, community services, disability, and mental health.