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Tell the Aged Care Minister: We need urgent action

The Royal Commission into Aged Care is calling for immediate action by handing down a special report into coronavirus months in advance.

They've given Aged Care Minister Richard Colbeck four clear solutions to prevent further pandemic deaths and he has until December 1st to respond.

It's our unique opportunity to make sure a tragedy like the 683 coronavirus deaths in aged care never happens again.
Without public pressure, Minister Colbeck may try to brush this report under the rug. It's critical he hears your demand for immediate action to protect people in aged care.

📝 Can you take two minutes to email Aged Care Minister Colbeck and demand he adopt the urgent recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aged Care?

The Royal Commission has given four clear solutions to prevent further pandemic death:
  • Ensure adequate staffing levels that can facilitate visits by loved ones in aged care.
  • Increase the provision of physical and mental health services to people in aged care during times of crisis.
  • Establish a national aged care plan and an advisory body to initiate protocols for future outbreaks.
  • Implement trained infection control officers.
Read the full report here
To ensure your email is most effective try and include these points -

Introduce yourself: Tell Minister Colbeck a bit about yourself! Which area do you live in? What do you do? Why does this issue matter to you?

Tell Minister Colbeck why you think we should adopt the urgent recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aged Care:
  • Read the recommendations outlined above, feel free to speak to any individual points and outline why you think they are important.
  • The coronavirus crisis showed the harrowing impacts of having no plan to protect people in aged care. The 683 coroanvirus deaths in aged care was a tragedy. We need to make sure it never happens again.
  • Our loved ones in aged care deserve safety and respect. The Morrison Government needs to start taking immediate action to ensure aged care can be a place where seniors thrive.

Demand Aged Care Minister Richard Colbeck take action: It is very important your message has an ask. Make it quite clear that you believe the Morrison Government should adopt the urgent recommendations outlined in the Royal Commission's special report into COVID. Tell Minister Colbeck that you think he should advocate for these changes in party discussions.

Email Minister Colbeck Now!

Draft your email where it says 'Write your message here'.

Be careful not to delete the text below the line, so that your MP gets the summary of the recommendations! 👇


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