On Tuesday 9 April the ASU met with the City of Yarra Mayor Danae Bosler to discuss the council’s position on the aged care services it provides.
Following news of an extension to the CHSP funding until June 2022 and the proposed exemption of competitive neutrality policy proposed under the state labor platform, the ASU met Mayor Bosler to discuss Yarra’s position on aged care.
The ASU is pleased that Mayor Bosler supports our view that changes to delivery would be unwise at this time and understands the importance of aged care services being provided by councils rather than private providers.
The Mayor assured the ASU that no decision had been made on the future of aged care services at Yarra and provided us with the following statement.
The Mayor stated:
“Thanks to ASU for taking the time to meet with me recently to discuss the future of HACC services at Yarra. I’m a committed unionist and my union values means I support our HACC workers at Yarra. I don’t support any further outsourcing of these services as they are highest quality when delivered by our professional staff. It’s also my opinion that it would be irresponsible to make a decision prior to a federal election, a royal commission and a decision about block funding is made federally! I look forward to more conversations in the future about this important matter.”
The ASU is continuing to work to ensure State and Federal Governments delivery certainty to the local government home care sector.
For further information please contact:
ASU Organiser Hayley Davies | 0428 161 681