Last week at your monthly Community Care delegates meeting, members heard from Jenny Malone – a PHD candidate at RMIT, whose work centers around home and community care. Jenny’s PHD looks at the economic well-being of women in low-paid care work and she is looking for people to interview.

Academic research has been an important part of our campaign to defend aged care in local government. Research has delivered sympathetic results for both the continuation of care in local government and for block-funding relating to the Commonwealth Home Support Program. I encourage all those eligible to participate to get involved.

To be eligible you must be:

  • Currently employed in aged care and disability support services in home and community services (not residential services);
  • Have worked in this occupation for at least five years;
  • Are employed on a casual or part-time basis; and
  • Are the main or equal income earner in their household.

The interview will be one-to-one by phone or video chat, lasting 1 hour, and will be confidential. Meaning you won’t be identified in any information published from the project.  You’ll be asked about:

  • Your working life including your work schedule
  • Your income, wages and cost of living, and how these affect your financial well-being

If you are interested in participating or finding out more please contact:
Jenny Malone on 0412 827 983 or

Unionism is our strength. Encourage your colleagues to join (

Join our ASU facebook group for local government aged care members at #LocalGovCares (link here – )

For further information please contact:
ASU Organiser Tuffy Morwitzer | | 0490 450 169

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