Budget 2021

Budget 2021: 'Our duty': $17.7bn plan to fix broken aged care system

Dan Jervis-Bardy
By Dan Jervis-Bardy
Updated May 11 2021 - 10:35am, first published May 10 2021 - 9:35am
Greenway couple Louise Nicholls and Harry Josephs were hoping to see funding for more home care packages in Tuesday's budget. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

An extra 80,000 home care packages will be funded over the next two years as part of a record $17.7 billion federal budget investment aimed at repairing Australia's broken aged care system.

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Dan Jervis-Bardy

Dan Jervis-Bardy

Federal Politics Reporter

Dan covers federal politics from Parliament House, with a special focus on climate policy and the NDIS. He has previously reported on ACT politics and urban affairs since joining the Canberra Times in 2018.