The Health Services Union (HSU) congratulates Mark Butler who will take on the role of Minister for Health and Aged Care, Anika Wells on her appointment as Minister for Aged Care, and Ged Kearney on her appointment as Assistant Minister for Health and Aged Care. 

The HSU also welcomes the appointment of Tony Burke as Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, he will have an important role in the lifting of aged care wages and improvement of working conditions in the sector. 

The HSU will work closely with the incoming Ministers and Federal Government to ensure that aged care reform is their top priority.


Quotes attributable to HSU National Secretary Lloyd Williams

“Congratulations to Mark, Anika, Ged and Tony on their appointments to these critical portfolios, we look forward to working with you all to deliver desperately needed change for aged care.”

“We thank Clare O’Neil for her strong advocacy work on behalf of aged care workers and older Australians during her time as Shadow Minister for Aged Care and wish her well in her new role as Minister for Home Affairs and Cyber Security.” 

“Aged care workers, older Australians and their families have been crying out for major reform to a system that is in crisis, they are expecting the new Federal Government to come good on its promises, and quickly.” 

“The Labor Government listened to the concerns of the aged care sector, they made it a major part of their election campaign and now that they have formed a majority government it is time for action.” 



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